Akwa Ibom State to Host National Executive Committee Meeting of the NBA

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Akwa Ibom State to Host National Executive Committee Meeting of the NBA

The Nigerian Bar Association Uyo branch and indeed the entire people of Akwa Ibom State are set to play host to the National Executive Council meeting of the Association. The NEC meeting is expected to commence on Wednesday November 22, 2017 and end on Friday November 24, 2017.

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In a press release signed by Bassey Ekanem Esq., chairman of the Local Organising Committee for the meeting and made available to our Correspondent, the NBA NEC meeting is scheduled to hold at the prestigious Le Meridian Hotel and Golf Resort. The NEC meeting, he noted, is constituted by National Officers of the NBA, Chairmen and Secretaries of NBA branches, past National Presidents and National Secretaries, one NEC representative from each branch and a selection of Senior Advocates of Nigeria.

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Mr Ekanem noted that the NEC meeting which will be chaired by the National President of NBA, Abubakar Balarebe Mahmoud, SAN, will be declared open by the Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, who will use the occasion to showcase his major achievements as governor of the state. The meeting will also receive keynote addresses from the Akwa Ibom state Chief Judge, Honourable Justice Godwin Abraham as well as the Honourable Attorney General of the state, Mr. Uwemedimo Nwoko.

The LOC chairman stated that NBA NEC will at the meeting deliberate on major NBA issues and matters of national importance. He noted that over the years NBA has through its institutions like NEC contributed its views and stands on pressing national issues and that this NEC will not be an exception in this regard.

Mr. Ekanem further stated that issues pertaining to the welfare and well being of lawyers and the legal profession would also receive the attention of the National Executive Committee meeting.

Part of the Programmes for the meeting include, a welcome cocktail party to be hosted by the State Chief Judge at the Judiciary Headquarters Uyo and a gala party to be hosted by Paul Usoro, SAN and his wife, Mfon Usoro on Tuesday, 22nd of Nov., 2017.

Delegates will be treated to a breakfast on Wednesday at the Multipurpose hall of the State Judiciary, by Akwa-Ibom State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

The Council meeting will commence by 9:00am on Wednesday. The Akwa Ibom state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel is expected to declare the NEC meeting open with his keynote address.

On Thursday, the National President, A. B. Mahmoud, SAN and NEC members will be hosted to a state dinner by the governor to bring the quarterly NEC meeting to a close.

The NEC members, led by the NBA president will pay a courtesy visit to Gov. Udom Emmanuel at the Government House.  Issues concerning well-being of lawyers and legal profession will be top priority of discussion.

“The LOC Chairman charged the people of the state to use the opportunity provided by the NEC meeting to showcase the famed hospitality of the people of the state to the guests.”

“He assured delegates that the state was ready to receive them and accord them the highest level of hospitality and love.”

“He further urged the delegates to use the occasion to find ways they could come in and take advantage of the enormous economic and social potentialities that abound in the state and invest, assuring them that the state remains the most peaceful and economically viable in the region.”

The National Welfare Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, Adesina Adegbite, said the committee has provided the list of hotels for Association’s NEC meeting that is said to hold for three days at the Le Meridien Ibom Golf Resort, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The accommodation is only reserved for all Statutory NEC Members, which are; Branch Chairmen, Secretaries and NEC Reps.

Accommodation has also been reserved for Past Presidents and Past General Secretaries.

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