Dear Distinguished Colleagues,
Today marked another epoch-making occasion in the annals of our esteemed association, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), as Mr. Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, SAN was sworn in as the 31st President of the NBA during a truly momentous, memorable and well-attended ceremony, worthy of the occasion, which took place at the famed Eko Hotels in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Mr. President, Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau SAN, immediately set the tone for what promises to be a time of dynamic service and bold leadership, in his vibrant inaugural speech. The full breadth of his speech may be relived in the copy annexed herewith.
The NBA President also seized the occasion to set in motion some of the administration’s immediate objectives, including announcing the constitution of an Electoral Reform Committee to be chaired by Mr. E. Y. Kura SAN. A key mandate of this committee is the reduction/minimisation of the costs incurred by candidates during NBA national elections.
Mr. President also announced the constitution of an Enquiry Committee to be chaired by Mr Wale Fapohunda SAN, whose mandate is to investigate the unfortunate events that transpired on Tuesday, the 23rd of August, 2022 where some delinquent members proceeded to destroy properties and assault staff of the NBA, while members were waiting to collect conference materials.
One thing is certain as this new leadership kicks off, exciting and prosperous times lie ahead.
Thank you for your goodwill. Wishing safe returns to all conferees at the 2022 AGC. And do have a restful weekend.
Akorede Habeeb Lawal, Esq.
National Publicity Secretary