June 7, 2023

Profile Of O.D Jimoh, Esq.

O.D Jimoh Esq is a Legal Practitioner with over 10 years experience. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree in 2010 from the Prestigious University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria and he was called to the Bar on the 24th of November, 2012.

As a student of the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, he was elected as the Publicity Secretary, Justice Chambers, University of Ilorin and he was also elected the Treasurer of the faculty of law of the same university.

O. D. Jimoh, Esq. attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos from 2011-2012 where he represented University of Ilorin in the Students’ Representative Council and was subsequently elected as Assistant secretary of the Students’ Representatives Governing Council.

After his call to bar, O. D. Jimoh proceeded to serve in the Sokoto State Ministry of Justice between 2012 and 2013. In 2012, while still serving as a Corp member in Sokoto state, he was elected Secretary of Legal Aid Clinic, NYSC Sokoto chapter. As secretary, O.D Jimoh handled many pro bono cases for the less privileged.

After his mandatory National Youth Service Corps programme in the Ministry Of Justice, Sokoto in 2013, O. D Jimoh joined the law firm of Messrs. M.A Sambo & Co, Maharaban Chambers, Sokoto, Sokoto State where he personally handled many cases up to the court of Appeal, Sokoto — including the famous case of Ibrahim Danjarida vs the State.

He left Sokoto in the year 2014 and joined his former boss, Babatunde Olomu at Olomu & Co Chambers, GRA, Ilorin, Kwara State. To further pursue his professional career, O. D Jimoh, in partnership with Dr T. A Abdulraheem; A. J Edun, Esq.; H. O Abaya, Esq.; and A. A Ogunleye, Esq., founded Armstrong Attorneys Law Firm in the year 2015 with its registered office at 8, Iloffa Road, GRA, Ilorin, Kwara State. As a founding partner, O. D Jimoh has contributed immensely to the development witnessed by the law firm.

On the 1st of December, 2017, he was elected as the Chairman NBA-Young Lawyers’ Forum Ilorin Branch from where he rose to become Chairman, Arewa Young Lawyers Forum. The nascent forum — Arewa YLF — was founded by him together with other Chairmen of Young Lawyers’Forum of Arewa Branches.

Also, as the Chairman YLF Ilorin, Jimoh was appointed a member of Central Organizing Committee for the NBA YLF National Summit that took place in Lagos in 2018.

O. D Jimoh is a pace setter and pathfinder. He has a successful stewardship in all the positions he has occupied.

His administration as NBA-YLF Ilorin Chairman recorded unprecedented achievements. These include:

(1) A two (2) days YLF-ILORIN branch Retreat

(2) A One (1) day YLF-ILORIN branch Seminar

(3) The first NBA-YLF ILORIN Dinner and Awards Night.

(4) Commencement of YLF-ILORIN branch monthly lecture on Continuing Legal Education for capacity building of all members

(5) Commencement of provision for refreshments in all YLF-ILORIN branch monthly meetings

(6) Full sponsorship for some YLF Ilorin members at the Abuja 2018 and Lagos 2019 Nigerian Bar Association Annual General Conferences

(7) Full sponsorship for all members of YLF-Ilorin who attended the two (2) days National Annual YLF Summit in Lagos. This included transportation, registration and accommodation.

(8) Provisions of accommodation for some members of YLF-ILORIN branch at the Lagos and Abuja NBA – AGC

(9) Organizing of a get together dinner for YLF-ILORIN branch members at the NBA AGC in Lagos in 2019

(10) Credible election and peaceful transition of leadership

(11) Projected the good image of NBA-YLF Ilorin within and outside Ilorin Branch through different reports on newspapers and blogs

(12) Organized the first debate for NBA-ILORIN branch Chairmanship Candidates in 2018.

Similarly, at the level of Arewa YLF, his leadership organized the first ever Arewa Young Lawyers’ Forum Summit in Abuja in the year 2022. He also set up a committee that wrote the constitution for the forum.

On Societal Leadership, he is a community development and welfare enthusiast who served his Ojagboro Community in Ilorin East local Government of Kwara State in different capacities. He was a Legal Adviser to Ojagboro Youth Development Association for two years. Apart from that, he was appointed by the Chairman of the Association to serve as the Chairman, Constitution Review Committee. The committee produced the constitution the Association uses till date.

O. D Jimoh is a legal practitioner per excellence, a jack of all trades in the legal profession whose foray into corporate practice has contributed tremendously to self development and that of his clients — Individuals and corporate bodies. O. D Jimoh is the Legal Adviser, Executive Secretary and Board member of Kwacofocus Microfinance bank, Ilorin. He is a Legal Adviser to Marigan Space LTD, Ilorin. He is also a Legal Adviser to YALOF BUREAU DE CHANGE with office in Lagos. He recommended mergers and prepared the merger agreements for four (4) financial companies to remain in business. The companies later merged to become ‘Yalof Bureau De Change’ as a result of the increment in the share capital from Ten Million Naira (10,000,000) to Thirty Five Millions Naira (35,000,000) by Central Bank of Nigeria.

O. D Jimoh is a cosmopolitan bar man who is well recognized within and outside Ilorin for his service to the Bar and beyond the bar. He was appointed as Director of Media and Head of Legal, Leadership Appraisal Forum, (LAF). The forum champions the course of less-privileged and monitor government activities in Nigeria. In recognition of his contributions, LAF in the year 2020 gave O. D Jimoh an Award.

Furthermore, he is one of the recipients of Crystals Media Empire’s Merit Award.

Jimoh is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). As a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, he attended all Annual General Conferences of the NBA since 2015 and all NBA sectional conferences (SPIDEL, SLP, SBL, ACJ and NBA-YLF).

O. D. Jimoh is also a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ilorin Branch and he has served the branch in different capacities since he joined the branch in 2014. He served as a Member of the Local Organizing Committee for the NBA-NEC Meeting that held in 2018. He also served as a member of the 2020 Nigerian Bar Association, Ilorin Branch Dinner Committee. Most recently, he served as a Local Organizing Committee member for the just concluded NBA-NEC Meeting that took place in Ilorin between June 7th – June 9th.

He is currently a Postgraduate/LL.M student at the Obafemi Awolowo University Faculty of Law.

O. D Jimoh is happily married and the marriage is blessed with three (3) children: Jimoh, Muhammed and Aishat.

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