My humble Record of Service at NBA Bwari

After a sober reflection, with my keen interest in the legal profession and service, I offered my service to Bwari Bar.

The Branch foundation has been laid by my two predecessors who are the founding fathers of the branch.

It was imperative for it to grow both in attendance and prominence. I took up this responsibility as the elected Chairman to move the Bar forward. As the Chairman NBA Bwari Branch, I initiated the Capital Bar Law Journal publication in the branch, using my extensive influence in the academic circle to gather and garner rich scholarly articles for the take off and sustenance of the journal.

It is a great contribution to the bar and legal education within and outside the FCT. Interestingly, some other associations in the FCT have followed suit. Some of these associations consulted the branch for guidance at take off their publications.

The journal publication provided a unique opportunity for some of our colleagues in the Nigerian Law School and nearby university colleges whose contributions in the said journal have served as the basis for their career promotions and assessments. For this reason alone, the branch prominence started gathering momentum.

Better still, my orientation was infused with the progressive thought, idea that helped towards building the branch at the critical period.

I, therefore, employed as a tool for social change, knowledge and continuing legal education tool to drive the branch and to attract members. We had our young lawyers and the members of the branch, engaged in both local and international conferences towards access and training in ADR, Advocacy Skills, and Criminal Litigations, the list is interminable.

Our partnership with Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, Dispute Resolution Centre, Abuja, Chief Bayo Ojo SAN, International Arbitration and Conciliation outfit, and Centre for Socio-Legal Studies by Prof. Akinseye-George, SAN, was rewarding and impactful. The partnership had led to foray of engaging and impactful activities for members outside their legal practice.

The branch, following its constitutional mandate of promotion of the rule of law, had taken up the gauntlet of social and legal interventions in addressing the perennial social injustice in the community. Bwari Branch, stood firmly and spoke loudly against all forms of oppressions within the jurisdiction and the FCT’s community. That served as the beginning of nurturing the progressive idea that kept resonating as a force in the FCT.

This has created niche for the branch in the comity of other branches and earned Bwari Branch its prominence and as recipient of the several awards from the reputable legal blogs and organisations.

The knowledge’s tool as one of the key factors in my administration, consequently reflected in the equipment of the secretariat of the branch. To this end my administration in partnership with the law publishers, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Legal Aids Council (LACON) and research institutes created a vast library of law books, reports and journals accessible to all.

My training and experience in the United Kingdom availed a lot in the area of Law and Practice of Meetings which I brought to bear in the branch. I introduced the modern filing system, store keeping and management of the branch’s document and property to the admiration of our members and guests.

My administration, for the ease of movement and coordination of the branch’s activities for the first time, facilitated a functional bus for the use of the Executive Committee of the branch.

I have served at the different capacities after my chairmanship at the branch within and without the NBA.

I am the current President of Rotary Club, Abuja (Ambassador District).

Mohammed I. Tsav Esq.
NBA Bwari Branch

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