The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, SAN has appointed former NBA Lagos Branch Chairman, Mr. Chukwuka Ikwuazom, SAN as Chairman of the NBA Security Agencies Relations Committee.
Ikwuazom is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution and Taxation practice of the law firm of Aluko & Oyebode where he also heads the firm’s taxation practice.
The NBA Security Agencies Relations Committee was created to, among other things, address the challenges faced by lawyers in their day-to-day interaction with security agencies. The Committee is responsible for monitoring the activities of security agencies and ensuring that their operations are carried out within the boundaries of the law.
The Committee has 51 members drawn from diverse backgrounds and include some very senior lawyers who are also members of security agencies. These members will work under the leadership of Ikwuazom and Simon Lough, SAN, a Commissioner of Police and Alternate Chairman of the Committee.
The objectives of the Committee include: providing training and capacity-building for security agencies in Nigeria; assisting security agencies in their bid to enthrone professionalism in their rank and file, and fostering better cooperation and understanding between lawyers and security agencies.
Other members of the Committee include the former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Jigawa State, Y. A. H. Ruba, SAN; Yakubu Maikasuwa, SAN; Rotimi Oyedepo, SAN; Major General Mahmud U. Wambai; CC KD Gonji, mni; DCC Akomolafe Bamiyo; CNN Nwagbara, NBA Enugu Branch Chairman and Murtala Aliyu Kankia, a Life Bencher. A former Chairman of NBA Gwagwalada Branch, Mr. Isah Abubakar Aliyu will serve as the Secretary of the Committee.