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Lawyers at the ongoing 62nd Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) have commended the Olumide Akpata-led NBA administration and the Technical Committee on Conference Planning (TCCP) led by Tobenna Erojikwe for ensuring a smooth accreditation and conference materials collection process.

The week-long conference, which kicked off earlier on Friday with a well-attended Juma’at service at the Lagos Central Mosque, will continue on Saturday with a health walk for lawyers.

A cross-section of lawyers interviewed during the accreditation and collection of conference materials at Eko Atlantic on Friday said they were highly impressed with the seamless process devoid of stress.

Bright Jimoh (Lagos Branch) said the process was “not stressful, very organized, queue not much” and gave thumbs-up to the organisers.

Ifeanyichukwu Obiakor, a former chairman of NBA, Awka Branch, said, “Excellent arrangements, very seamless. Your number is called and then we enter batch by batch and get the tags and materials.”

Solomon Etisang (Lagos Branch) said he was expecting the process to be stressful, which Lagos is generally known for, but was pleasantly surprised that it was not stressful at all.

“I got my tags and bags easily,” Etisang said.

Ms Uche Nwokolo from Port Harcourt Branch IHS legal unit, said, “In all honesty, I am very impressed with what I am seeing. I got here 6pm, it was very fast. I received everything in less than 30 minutes. I am happy.”

Chief Odum, past chair, Awka Branch, described the arrangements as beautiful. According to him, when he got to venue and saw the arrangements, he had thought it would take long to get through the accreditation and collection of conference materials. It did not, however, take long.

Chief Odum said he was “happy with the process” and gave kudos to the organisers.

For Nnoso Ezema (Lagos Branch), the process has been easy. “Nothing gave me headache so far.”

The TCCP had earlier notified conference attendees that accreditation/collection of materials would commence at 4pm on Friday August 19, 2022.

“All registered attendees are urged to be at Eko Atlantic, the collection site, at the specified time and not earlier, as there will be NO ENTRY until 4pm,” the TCCP said.

Accreditation and collection of conference materials will continue on Saturday, it said.