The Nigerian Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NBA-ICLE) under the leadership of Tobenna Erojikwe in partnership with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCMBD) has concluded arrangements for the commencement of an all-expense-paid in-person energy sector training for shortlisted Nigerian lawyers.

Applications for the training open today, 7th May 2024, and close on 27th May 2024. The training is expected to equip Nigerian lawyers with the knowledge and skills required to advise on transactions and engagements in all facets of the energy sector. The application link is

The NCMDB and NBA-ICLE have noted that the training is of strategic importance to both institutions as a means of growing local advisory capacity in the energy sector and expanding the knowledge base and income-earning ability of Nigerian lawyers.

According, to the Chairman of the NBA-ICLE, Tobenna Erojikwe, “The NBA-ICLE has continued to build partnerships with various stakeholders for the purpose of improving the knowledge base of lawyers and adding value to their practices. This is one critical way that Bar Associations all over the world add value to their members”. He continued “This training is the first in the series of such trainings under the NCMDB partnership and is open to only lawyers who are based, or are practising, in any of the six states in the South-South zone of Nigeria. Similar trainings covering lawyers in other zones will be announced in due course”.

The trainings will take place in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State from 16th to 18th June 2024 and will be facilitated by experts drawn from the Energy Law and Policy Faculty of the NBA-ICLE. Under the terms of the partnership, as negotiated by NBA-ICLE, all expenses of the shortlisted in-person applicants will be fully borne by NCDMB.