NBA PRESIDENT PAYS COURTESY VISIT ON MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND HAGF-DESIGNATE, LATEEF FAGBEMI, SAN; PLEDGES THE NBA’S SUPPORT FOR AN IMPACTFUL TERM IN OFFICE

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The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, OON, SAN, yesterday, paid a courtesy visit on the Minsister of Justice and Honourable Attorney General of the Federation – designate in Abuja.

In his remarks, the NBA President described Prince Fagbemi, SAN as a ’round peg in a round role’ and expressed the excitement of many lawyers about his appointment. Mr. Maikyau pledged the support of the NBA as Prince Lateef Fagbemi, SAN assumes office as the new Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation.

While responding, Prince Fagbemi SAN expressed his appreciation to the NBA President and his team for the visit. He remarked that it gives him a lot of comfort, knowing that he has the support of the Bar. He then called upon the NBA President to present to the office of the Attorney General the NBA’s official position on law reforms and areas of improvement for the Judiciary.

The NBA President was accompanied on the visit by the Alternate Chairperson of the 2023 NBA Annual General Conference Planning Committee, Mrs Oyikan Badejo, who chose the occasion to brief the incoming Minister of Justice of the forthcoming Annual General Conference which commences on Friday, 25 August, 2023 in Abuja.

Akorede Habeeb Lawal
National Publicity Secretary, NBA

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