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Auchi NBA Holds Inaugural Annual Lecture/Dinner

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It was a busy weekend for members of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Auchi branch as the Association held her inaugural Annual Lecture/Dinner. The event which attracted members of the public, practicing lawyers, law students as well as members of the Bench had as it theme, ‘Making the Legal Profession a Paradigm of Change in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges and Prospect’.

In his welcome address, the Chairman of the Auchi branch of Nigeria Bar Association, Barrister D.A. Alegbe hoped that the occasion would provide another opportunity for all to participate in the ongoing quest for a blue print to guide the nation along the highway of development.

According to the Auchi NBA Chairman, “It is our take as lawyers that whatever steps are taken to redress the current challenges facing the country, should be within the confines of the law. We believe that the present economic recession, growing inflation, unemployment, insecurity, the problem of corruption amongst others are best resolved if a synergy is established between law, economics and development”.

“Lawyers should no longer confine themselves to the practice of ‘bare’ law as we often do in or offices and before the law courts, we should constantly engage ourselves and other stakeholders in ensuring that the observance of the Rule of Law is a sine qua non in our national life’.

The keynote address was delivered by Professor A.D Badaiki of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. The distinguished Legal educator simply did Justice to the theme ‘Making the Legal Profession a Paradigm of Change in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges and Prospect’. Other speakers at the event included the Etsako East born distinguished Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Barrister Mike Ozekhome who delivered a 26 pages note on the topic: ‘The Role of the Bar and Bench in Fostering Accountability in Democratic Governance’.

The Auchi NBA was created in 1992 at the Port Harcourt Annual General Conference of the Association at a time when it became imperative to decentralize the administration of the Bar.

 

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