In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the Nigerian Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NBA-ICLE) provided a week-long training and development workshop for Public Sector lawyers employed by the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Kaduna State Government.
The week-long intensive workshop, which was fully funded by the Kaduna State Government, took place from 27th June 2022 to 1st July 2022 and focused on trainings in different areas of law, including Contract Drafting and Negotiations, PPP/Public Procurement, Taxation, Intellectual Property, Legislative Drafting, Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure. These bespoke training sessions were tailored to address issues relating to the day-to-day work of the Public Sector Legal Practitioner. Several facilitators including Prof. Paul Idornigie SAN, Mr. Godwin Omoaka SAN, Mr. Folabi Kuti SAN, Prof Kabir Danladi, Dr. Danwaka Shuaibu, Dr. Jude Odinkonigbo, Ms. Nta Ekpiken, Ms. Slyvia Nzekwu, Rotimi Ogunyemi and Hajia Asia Ahmed El-Rufai, took the participants through the various sessions.
At the end of the training, the Governor of Kaduna – Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, commended the quality of the training sessions and pledged further collaboration between the Kaduna State Government.
The initiative is considered significant because it is the first of such planned trainings to be provided by the NBA- ICLE to public and private sector organisations who may require such service. It is also a remarkably innovative approach to income generation by the NBA.
Dr. Rapuluchukwu Nduka
Nigerian Bar Association