First NBA annual conference in North to hold in Kano

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For the first time, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) will hold its annual conference in Kano, an ancient northern city.

NBA President Yakubu Maikyau (SAN) announced this while addressing reporters during the association’s Kano branch’s 2024 Law Week yesterday in Kano.

 

Another Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Bola Alabi, who is the National Chairman of Legal Practice; as well as Sagir Gezawa, Aisha Abdullahi, and Aminu Gadanya, who is the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the annual conference, accompanied Maikyau at the media briefing.

The NBA president said about 150,000 lawyers had been called to Bar in Nigeria, adding that the association had around 128 branches across the country.

 

He said the annual conference, which will hold from June 2 to 5, has the theme: Administration of Justice in Nigeria: Challenges and Reforms.

Maikyau said: “This will be the first ever NBA annual conference in the northern part of the country. And the venue is Kano. So, it is going to be historic.”

Governor Abba Yusuf, who was represented by his deputy, Aminu Gwarzo, declared open the NBA Kano branch’s 2024 Law Week.

He described as apt the theme of the law week: Turning Point – Interrogating the Impact of Certain Innovations in Enhancing the Administration and Delivery of Justice in Nigeria.

The governor said the Law Week would add to the innovation of the nation’s justice system.

He said: “The NBA plays a vital role in the administration of the rule of law and equity.

 

“As lawyers participating in this Law Week, your dedication is paramount to the progress and development of our country.

 

“This meeting will be a catalyst for further innovations and improvements in the future.”

 

He urged the participants and guests to feel free during their stay, saying Kano is among the safest states in the country.

The NBA president presented the governor with a present, saying this was because of his good leadership for justice.

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