By Tom Garba
Barr Nari Wuniya Welye is a Young talented Nigerian lawyer who recently became a part of the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, first among hundreds of competitors to be selected by a foreign panel of Judges to represent Nigeria in the United States of America (USA).
The promising vibrant Lawyer has a bias interests in Alternative Dispute Resolution in a crisis areas,verging up to a Peace initiator and given out Pro Bono legal services and mentoring to other Young Nigerians.One of the things that distinguishes her out is her undying response to the vast need for fundamental human rights awareness, which history will not let go in a nearby future,where she reached out to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno, Zamfara and Adamawa states communities by providing free legal services to those in Prisons and those one time victims of gender based violence (GBV).
She also mentors and trains students in the area of community development and periodically enlightens the public on the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution in rural areas.
On a recent interview with the VOA reporter reveled that she delved into "alternative Dispute Resolution" in order to save life and destiny of people who are not knowledgeable of their legal rights and to help them reduce the cost of litigation. The human right activists said:
"I want to make sure that there is peace in our homes and neighborhood, i want peace in any of our communities and the entire nation. To fosters peace and maintains the relationship between the parties, a full blown court case can only waste time and resources and continually injure the long standing relationship between the people. ADR also gives us many other strong, accessible and speedy means of getting justice through amicable settlement."
She continue to say that: "My job is steadfastly granting legal aid to prison inmates especially those that cannot afford the services of lawyers. It is a fact that the majority of inmates in our prisons are on the awaiting trial list, this means that they don't have access to justice in good time and it further contributes to the issue of overpopulation in the prison and makes worse the health conditions of all the inmates."
"Giving free legal advice now comes in handy to help inmates have an idea of what they can do, the steps to take and how we can help them. To further this course, I partner with the legal aid council in the state, make recommendations to them and also get advice and directives on specific inmates like women and the under age (in some cases).
The Laborious visionary lawyer, holds a law degree from the university of Maiduguri in 2011 and was called to the Nigerian bar in 2012. She has further been trained as a Dispute resolution and qualifies as a Dispute Resolution lawyer.
The Humanitarian lawyer hopes to use her experiences in planting a foundation and law firm that creates a platform for legal practitioners providing free legal services to the indigent members of the society. According to Nari, she owe to her entire family and environment which gave her the opportunity to be the best she can be.
" I've seen how passionate my parents are about improving the lives of people around them. Seeing the way I was raised in this environment, I am challenged to invest in people as much as I can. The past is gone, we can only learn from it, the future is ours to make for the best, let posterity remember our good works.I am confident in the strength and passion of the youth in our generation. We must make Nigeria a better place for all humanity to be proud because we have all what it takes to make a place for all".