How We Remember Justice Ifeyinwa Cecilia Nzeako
Hon. Justice Nzeako was an active member of the Lagos Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association as well as a very committed member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (popularly known as F.I.D.A from its Spanish name FEDERATIO INTERNATIONALE DA ABOGADA).
Her countenance was always quiet and sober no wonder she went on to be a Judge underlining the saying “as sober as a Judge”.
She was also an active member of the National Council of Women’s Society (NCWS) of which she served as a meritorious President as well as the International Women Society (IWS) of which she also served as President. In these two Bodies she led representations to Government concerning the status and health of young girls and women most of which received favourable and beneficial responses. She can rightly be credited for her hard work on advancing the law in these areas.
Both old and young members of the two Associations will remember and mourn her loss.
Hon. Justice was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Anambra State as it was then known and later elevated to the Court of Appeal. Her last posting at the Court of Appeal was in the Jos Division from where she retired from the Bench at the Statutory Age of 70 years.
She returned to Lagos and lived in Festac until she was finally called by her Maker.
She kept in touch by phone as if to touch base now and then with her colleagues and her contemporaries.
May Her Soul rest in peace with the Maker.
Mrs. Hairat Ade-Balogun, OON is a Legal Practitioner