About 300 indigent residents of Rivers State have benefited from the free legal advice offered by OB Lulu-Briggs Foundation.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the O. B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation, Dr. Seinye O. B. Lulu-Briggs said access to justice is vital for building inclusive societies in which the voices of vulnerable persons are heard and their rights to challenge discrimination or oppression are upheld and protected.
He said a lot of people suffered in silence on account of their lack of understanding and misconceptions of the law and expressed hope that the intervention will help bridge existing gaps and ultimately lead to better access to justice for all.
The Coordinator of the OB Lulu-Briggs Foundation free legal advice, Nemi Walson Jack, said the free law clinic was organised in line with the foundation’s commitment to promoting access to justice.
He said that many residents of the state do not know how to go about legal issues and have no access to lawyers.
A beneficiary, John Tamuno, said that he was better informed on the legal issues concerning the landlord-tenant relationships.