The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, OON, SAN has announced the reconciliation of the national officers of the NBA following the disagreements that emerged during the last Annual General Meeting of the NBA.

Mr. Maikyau made this known during the weekend when he led the national officers to congratulate and felicitate Asiwaju and Yeye Adegboyega Solomon Awomolo, SAN at their residence in Gwarinpa, Abuja on the occasion of their son’s wedding, Mr. Babatunde Lloyd Awomolo.

His words: “We have allowed ourselves to become ministers of reconciliation such that all the challenges and the differences we had within our Exco, have by the special grace of God today, been reconciled. And the first place we would go to after that reconciliation is this occasion…we give God all the glory, and the process of reconciliation was not difficult, it was seamless.”

The reconciliation of the national officers took place at the meeting of the National Executive Committee of the NBA, presided over by the NBA President, who had in attendance all the national officers of the Association. Rising from the meeting, members of the Executive Committee resolved to put their differences aside and re-dedicate themselves to the service of members and the lofty objectives of the NBA.

Meanwhile, an ad-hoc committee of the NBA has concluded investigation into the allegations of sexual assault and harassment by former and present students of the Faculty of Law, University of Calabar against Prof. Cyril Ndifon, the suspended Dean of the University’s Faculty of Law. The committee led by Mrs. Linda Rose Bala, the 1st Vice President of the NBA submitted its report to the NBA President during the meeting of the National Executive Committee of the Association which held over the weekend at the NBA House in Abuja.

The committee, which met with and had engagements with Prof. Ndifon and some complainants in Calabar recommended, among other things, that a complaint of professional misconduct be made by the NBA before the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) against the suspended lecturer.

In his reaction, the NBA President thanked the committee for its efforts and pledged that the report of the committee shall be presented to the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NBA at its forthcoming meeting in December 2023 and that the recommendations made by the committee shall be immediately implemented upon approval of the NEC.

Akorede Habeeb Lawal
National Publicity Secretary