The Eti-Osa Lawyers Forum (ELF) has congratulated Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Mr. Yakubu Maikyau SAN and other National Officers on their inauguration as the NBA National Executive Committee.

In a congratulatory letter made available to CITY LAWYER and signed by ELF Chairman, Mr. M. M. A. Sanni, the Forum stated that the newly sworn-in NBA President came “at an auspicious time in our association and the nation,” adding that it is “A time when a man of your figure and character is needed to consolidate the achievements of your predecessor, as well as grapple with the usual issues around the unity of our Association and the country.

“After listening to your inaugural speech, especially the moving story of your childhood and all difficulties you have to surmount to become a lawyer and subsequently a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, we are convinced that our Association is in the right hands.”

Noting that the Forum has a pending application to become a full-fledged NBA Branch, the Forum said: “We cannot end this message without a reminder to you of our pending application to become a branch, and given the fact that the final condition precedent towards the grant of the status has now been duly fulfilled with the creation of Eti-osa Judicial Division from the existing Lagos Judicial Division. We sincerely hope that our branch, NBA Eti-osa Branch, will now be added to the list of other branches of the Nigerian Bar Association timeously.”

Below is the full text of the statement.

* Mr. M. M. A. SANNI, Chairman, Eti-Osa Lawyers Forum

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