DAME BETTY SUNNY- HART Tel: 07065808142
Dame Betty Sunny-Hart is a Senior Magistrate in the Rivers State Judiciary in –charge of Kpor Magistrate District, Gokana L.G.A and Management court 10, port Harcourt. She hails from bonny local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria and Barrister at Law (BL) from the Nigeria Law School, Abuja.
She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2001, thereafter served the Nation under the NYSC Scheme in 2002. She is a Chartered Mediator and Councilor (chCM).
During her days at Government Girls Secondary School, Finima, Bonny Rivers state, she was appointed the School’s Games’ Perfect.
After her National Youth Service she went into active Legal practice and subsequently, became the Managing Solicitor of Querida Associates, a private Legal firm which she managed until her appointment as a Senior Magistrate. Incidentally, she is the first female bonny indigene to be so appointed.
She has served as a legal Adviser to the Bonny Local Government Council in 2009, the defunct All People’s party (APP); Jumbo house, Abalamabie; Legal adviser / Secretary to Ken’s Welding Engineering Company; and Joe Kenali Nigeria Limited. She was the Director of Kaladinho Services Nigeria.
Dame betty Sunny-Hart was of the Nigeria Bar association, Rivers State; currently a member of the Magistrates Association of Nigeria, Rivers State Branch and the Secretary of the Association’s Welfare Committee, international Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Rivers state.
She is a member of FIDA’s Parliamentary, Management, Publicity, Scholarship, Welfare and Ethics/ Disciplinary committee. She was the first Secretary of Bonny Lawyers Forum.
A devout Christian of Anglican communion, in 2010 , she was investiture into the Knighthood of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is the first female Secretary of the Niger delta Diocesan council of knights, a member of the: Joint Council of Knights, diocesan Board, Diocesan Legal Committee, Mother’s Union and Women’s guild, prayer group four(4) and Harvest Group(3), She has served as a chairperson of the 2009 Mother’s Day Committee of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral Church, Bonny, a patron of the Girl’s Guild of Holy Trinity church, Banigo-Ishilegono, bonny, Rivers State.
The Platinum Standard Publications Ltd conferred on her the Woman of Excellence Merit Award and the Nigerian Merit Gold Award for Productivity in August 2014 and in the same year the united Nation appointed her a Peace Ambassador (Ambi.P).
Dame betty is happily married with a son and a grandson.
Her hobbies include travelling to exotic places, watching football, counseling, reading and listening to radio.