President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olumide Akpata, has said 62,000 lawyers paid their practicing fee this year, just as 38,000 members participated in the recent election.
While the president-elect, Y. C Maikyau, has promised that his administration would build on past legacies and speak to power, particularly if it borders on issues that affect the masses, he thanked lawyers for giving him opportunity to steer the affairs of the Bar.
The duo disclosed this at the “NBA in Transition: Conversation with the NBA Presidents” in Lagos.
The session, which was coordinated by Kunle Ajagbe and Jane Asim- Etim Eta, had in attendance Akpata, Paul Usoro, (SAN) and Mr. A.B Mahmoud (SAN).
Speaking, Akpata said his administration enthroned a secretariat, better remuneration, urging his successor on
Some critical stakeholders, especially lawyers, attending the ongoing 62nd Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA-AGC), yesterday complained frowned seriously against inadequate supply of conference materials, which according does not go round.
Following the development, the Chairman, NBA Technical Committee on Conference Committee Planning (TCCP), Tobenna Erojikwe, explained that the distribution of the bags for the conference was stopped because the collection of conference bag was put on hold.
While he urged the aggrieved lawyers to be calm, Erojikwe said the committee had to put in hold collection of materials for the conference when it discovered that they were of low quality.
“We have asked the supplier to give us quality bags that we paid for when they noticed the less quality in the bathes of bag supplied,” he stated.