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National Confab: NBA rejects one slot nomination

ABUJA – The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, yesterday, said it would not participate in the proposed National Conference, except the federal government, agreed to include more lawyers in the process.

In a statement it issued in Abuja Friday, NBA which is the umbrella body of lawyers in the country, said it received with utmost disappointment, the statement credited to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, which requested the association to nominate one delegate to the upcoming National Conference.

In the protest letter signed by its National President, Chief Okey Wali, SAN, NBA, argued that “In view of the fact that so many legal issues will be addressed at the National Conference, it is only fitting and proper for the umbrella association of all lawyers in Nigeria, the NBA, to have more than one delegate at the National conference.

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