Ebizi Blessing Eradiri is the name of the Niger Delta University law graduate whose success has brought her before kings. A disciplined and articulate girl was her description by relatives.
Not without a truck full of challenges, Ebizi Blessing Eradiri graduated with first-class(4.75 on a 5 point scale) in law and also graduated with first-class from law school from Lagos campus.
Her hurdles were high, but her desperation was deeper. She knew she wanted first class, so she worked right from her first day in school.
With hard work and focus, 24-year-old Ebizi was given an award as Pioneer Double First Class Lawyer Prize, Bayelsa State House of Assembly; 2020, Director General’s Prize for Attaining First Class at the Nigerian Law School, 2019; Barr. Collins Ebi Daniel’s Prize for Best Graduand in Law of Arbitration, 2016/2017 academic session, Niger Delta University; the late Madam Lyna Claud Enegesi’s Prize for Best Female Student in Law, 2016/2017 academic session, Niger Delta University and the Best Graduating Law Student, 2016/2017 academic session, Faculty of Law, Niger Delta University and serval others which amounted to 50 awards.
Recently, she was invited by the Governor of Bayelsa who commended her hard work and awarded her scholarship for her Ph.D. in part of the world, automatic employment to lecture at the state university and she was made the face of Bayelsa girl child.
Funds were not in abundance due to her humble background. For her course, a hostel was provided on campus, so she had to stay off-campus, exposing her to the danger of robbers and power outages. But her determined nature would let her alms fold, she had to read with rechargeable light which was not even reliable due to light issues. She read with a candle and that affected her eyes and left her to the use of glasses.
Another speed bumps to her beautiful success were the death of her best friend of almost five years. They read and did almost everything together. The shock of her friend’s death eats into her badly, that it is reflected on her class attendance. But help came through for her. She said, “I was emotionally unstable and psychologically traumatized but with the help of God, my lecturers, my parents, friends, mentors, and family, I was able to scale through”.
Seeing her magnitude of awards received by the diligent lawyer, she was asked what kept her on her “go” and she said, whatever is worth doing is worth doing not just well, but excellently well.
She returned gratitude to God and appreciated her family, lecturers, pastors, and others who played help in the achievement of her success.