Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the incoming president, has been tasked with stopping the nation’s worsening brain drain.
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), which issued the plea on Monday, referred to the unfortunate truth that Nigerian-trained professionals frequently thrive in their respective industries overseas but fall short at home.
This was said by the association’s president, Mr. Yakubu Maikyau, SAN, at the presentation of the logo for the 63rd Annual General Conference, or AGC, which had as its subject “Getting It Right, Chatting The Course For Nigeria’s Nation Building.”
The event also marked the establishment of a website for attorneys to register to attend the conference, which is scheduled to take place from August 25 to September 1.
Maikyau said: “It is our responsibility as lawyers to build this nation, whether we know it or not. No other profession is positioned to take the lead in the recovery and repositioning of the nation than the legal profession.
“We hear stories of how medical practitioners and other resources that came out of this country are doing well outside the country.
“If you go to the aviation industry abroad, they are there. Check the business sector and even NASA, we have Nigerians doing very well abroad.
“What then is happening in this country? Why is it that when we get out of the shores of the country, we excel? There must be something that we are not doing well at home here.”