NBA President-Elect, Maikyau, Promises To Build On Transparency, Accountability

NBA President-Elect, Maikyau, Promises To Build On Transparency, Accountability

August 31, 2022 Uncategorized 0

LAGOS – The president-elect of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr. Y. C Maikyau has promised that his administration will build on the past legacies as he thanked lawyers for giving him opportunity to steer the affairs of the Bar. 

Maikyau made these promises during a plenary season at the ongoing NBA-AGC with the theme: ” NBA in Transition; Conversation with the NBA Presidents” held at Eko Atlantic City. 

The session which was coordinated by Kunle Ajagbe and Jane Asim- Etim Eta had in attendance, the present NBA President, Mr. Olumide Akpata, Past Presidents, Mr Paul Usoro, (SAN) and Mr. A.B Mahmoud (SAN). 

 The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Olumide Akpata while speaking during the session disclosed that 62,000 lawyers paid their practicing fee in the year 2022 while 38,000 members participated in their election held recently . 

Akpata added that his administration had an effective Secretariat, better remuneration, and thereby urged the incoming president to continue with the set legacy. He however stated that his administration did not measure up to expectation in the area of stamp and seals for lawyers due to lack of effective distribution as a result of weak secretariat. 

He also urged members to participate in the affairs of the association and boldly lay their complaints when necessary. 

Mikyau said he is committed to take the association to greater heights and said his administration will ensure welfare packages to all the members. 

He emphasised that he will build on the accountability, regulation and transparency and he noted that the voice of the bar has been restored. 

” My administration will build on what my predecessors have done, most importantly the Olumide Akpata led administration. 

He appreciated NBA members for electing him as the president and also participating in the election despite being an online voting. 

Reeling out his plan for the association, he said his administration will continue to engage the stakeholders on interaction and make practice easy for lawyers with disabilities. 

He reiterated to uphold decision making, create employment opportunities for young lawyers, improve and encourage health insurance for all members, deal with sexual harassment for female lawyers. 

” We will make sure all lawyers benefit from the health insurance scheme. The N1.5 billion Akpata administration saved as the sterilization fund will be built on. The law officers in the prosecuting duty will not find it difficult to work under my administration. 

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