NBA calls on FG to respect Rule of Law in 2020.

The Nigerian Bar Association-NBA said the rule of law was often assaulted by the Federal Government through its misconduct and high-handedness in 2019.

In its New Year’s Day message by its President,  Paul Usoro, the NBA demanded strict adherence to  the rule of law  in 2020 and said paying lip service to the  rule of law would not bring about peace and justice in the country.

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He condemned getting public officers suspended via an ex parte order by the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Usoro recalled it was first used against the immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, in January 2019, and was again used in December of the same year against the acting Registrar General of the Corporate Affairs Commission,
Azuka Azinge.

ASIDE FROM THAT, It might interest you to read these amazing facts about Nigerian Bar Association :

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is a non-profit, umbrella professional association of all lawyers admitted to the bar in Nigeria. It is engaged in the promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria. The NBA has an observer status with the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, and a working partnership with many national and international non-governmental organizations concerned with human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria and in Africa.

The NBA is made up of 125 branches, 3 professional sections, 2 specialized institutes, 6 practice-cadre forums, and high level leverage in the political society in Nigeria.

Its National Secretariat is managed from Abuja. Its organizational Structure comprises a National Executive Committee, a National Officers/ Management Board, Sections, forums, committees, Working Groups and a National Secretariat with a manpower strength of 34 staff as at June 2010.

PaThe current president of the Nigerian Bar Association is Paul Usoro, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

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