#NBA2018AGC: Planning a Spectacular Conference

AB Mahmoud and George Etomi
NBA President, AB Mahmoud, OON, SAN and TCCP Chairman, George Etomi

Transition, Transformation and Sustainable Institutions


The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) under the leadership of Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, OON, SAN is planning the convergence of some of the best minds in Nigeria and indeed Africa. The Administration already shattered records and raised the standards with the #NBA2017AGC which was held at the Land Mark Event Center, Victoria Island, Lagos State.
AB Mahmoud and George Etomi
NBA President, AB Mahmoud, OON, SAN and TCCP Chairman, George Etomi
The 2018 Technical Committee on Conference Planning (TCCP) has a number of members from last year retained under the chairmanship of Mr. George Etomi, Esq. charged with the responsibility of delivering a mentally charged, revolutionary and intellectually stimulating Conference.

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The TCCP has been entrusted with this year’s conference theme; “Transition, Transformation and Sustainable Institutions,” believing that the discussions arising from this theme will engage the minds of all lawyers in the face of the leadership transitions across the continent of Africa particularly transitions in the NBA Leadership and the 2019 National Elections, amongst others.

Also building from last year’s conference theme: “African Business Penetrating through Institution Building”, the NBA2018AGC will further discussions on how best our institutions can be sustained in the light of global transformation.

The theme this year also aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) particularly as it concerns building inclusive and peaceful societies. More importantly, it is imperative for legal practitioners to adopt creative thinking in their roles and responsibilities as it concerns the successful transition and development of the nation’s machinery of government, political and socio-economic institutions. The conference thus hopes to build on the successes of the 2017 conference by generating viable and workable alternatives that result in the development of institutions that have embedded capacity for self-correction and will transcend generations.

This year’s conference promises to field some of the best minds in Nigeria’s intellectual space and indeed Africa; the conference boasts of the presence of H.E Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, as its Key note Speaker. Special guests of honour such as Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR; President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, GCON; Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Justice of Nigeria Hon. Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, GCON amongst other very eminent dignitaries.

Highlighted Speakers, include General Abdusalami Abubakar (Rtd.), Former Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1998-1999), Philip Hackett QC, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Hon. Minister of State for Petroleum; Prof. Attahiru Jega, Former Chairman INEC, and a host of other heads of various industries.

The Conference is scheduled to hold from 26th – 30th August 2018 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. It is going to be a 3 days working session split into plenary and breakout sessions which have been scheduled to address five broad focal issues, namely:
– Political Transition and Governance
– Sustainable Economic Development
– Diversity and Inclusion
– Role of Technology in shaping our world
– Rule of Law and Security.

During the conference an array of inciting and topical issues will be up for discussion including the role of the Millennials in transition and institution building, the need for executive and legislative collaboration in deepening democracy, the need for diversity and inclusion in all spheres of the economy, how technology has disrupted the legal sphere, problems of retention of women and promotion to leadership, the black market of everything ;an insight into the unregulated areas of the economy, addressing the justice gap in law, promotion of rule of law and security, new approaches to asset tracking and recovery, Lawyers and security agencies relationship, Financial Inclusion and wealth management, etc. Also worthy of note is that during the conference, delegates will have access to the conference mobile application that allows them to review the sessions (particularly on quality of session and speakers), have access to papers presented by speakers, etc.

The conference is not going to be all about working sessions as there are high level social events including the UnBARed Reloaded, Legal play by renowned Nigerian actors to showcase inciting facts about the legal profession, the Annual Dinner, etc. There would also be raffle draws to win amazing prices.

The TCCP being conversant with the various health challenges being faced by Lawyers have also made arrangements for robust free basic medical tests, mental health tests and other critical tests that would come at discounted rates. Also in promoting the fitness of legal practitioners, there is going to be a football competition, golf tournaments, health walks during the conference.

The NBA President, A.B. Mahmoud, OON, SAN is confident that the 2018 TCCP is poised to surpass the achievements of the 2017 Conference, and has charged the TCCP to ensure that they deliver on this promise. So then we eagerly await what promises to be the best NBA Annual General Conference yet.

Please visit the conference website at www.nbaconference.com to take full advantage of the early bird registration offer which remains open up until the 31st July 2018.

Follow the conference on the following media handles and accounts to stay up-to-date with Conference information and activities:
Twitter | Instagram: @NBAConferenceNG
Facebook: Nigerianbarassociationconference
Linkedin: NBA Conference
Welcome to the #NBA2018AGC …#ABraveNewBar!!!

#NBA2018AGC Media and Communications Bureau (NMCB)

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