The President of Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, OON, SAN has received with rude shock the news of the collapse of a section of the High Court building on the Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Hon. Justice Oyewole Adeyeye.

According to the NBA President, the unfortunate incident which occurred on Wednesday “again brings to the fore the deplorable state of infrastructures in most court buildings in Nigeria and the pitiable state of facilities available to court officials and users in the country.” The NBA President has therefore called on the Government to be more deliberate about improving the state of facilities and security in the courts of the land.

Mr. Maikyau who has since been engaging the leadership of the Bar and the Judiciary in Ekiti State over this incident, has expressed his delight that his lordship is responding to treatment and he has extended the gratitude of the NBA to the doctors, nurses and other staff of ABUAD Multi-system Hospital, Ado Ekiti, where his lordship is presently being tended to.

The NBA President has urged members to pray for the quick and prompt recovery of his lordship, the Honourable the Chief Judge of Ekiti State.

Akorede Habeeb Lawal
National Publicity Secretary, NBA