Lawan Congratulates New NBA Leadership
…Seeks NASS-NBA cooperation on constitution review
DailyMetroNewsNG, Abuja –
The President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated the newly elected President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olumide Akpata (SAN), over his victory at the poll.
Lawan also congratulated other elected members of the NBA executive committee and the entire members of the Association over the smooth conduct of their elections.
He noted that Akpata and his team had convinced their learned colleagues that they possess the requisite experience, integrity and capacity to lead the revered Association and must now strive to live up to the high expectations.
Lawan described the NBA as a pillar of democracy given the pivotal role of the legal profession in ensuring order and justice in the polity, hence the National Assembly will synergise with the Association on the 1999 constitution review process.
A statement by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Senate President, Ola Awoniyi, on Saturday, quoted Lawan as saying that the National Assembly and particularly the Senate looks forward to working with the NBA under its new leadership in strengthening the rule of law and administration of justice in Nigeria.
“The need for cooperation between the National Assembly and the NBA is even more cogent now in the light of the impending process of constitutional amendment on which the designated parliamentary Committee is poised to go full blast as soon as Parliament resumes from the current recess.
“We at the National Assembly will count on the inputs of members of the public and in particular the respected members of the bar in the efforts to finetune our constitution,” Lawan said.
The Senate President, while wishing Akpata and his team a successful tenure, enjoins the new NBA leadership to continue to promote the tenets of their noble profession for the good of the country.
Great work my brother, i love this. Greater heights
Am proud of you Ayodeji.