The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Yakubu Maikyau SAN has constituted some committees to tackle issues ranging from electoral reform and law firm mentorship to lawyers’ employment and remuneration.
A statement made available to CITY LAWYER indicated that the setting up of the committees is in fulfillment Maikyau’s promise “to improve and effectively reform the NBA’s electoral process and to prioritize the welfare and professional development of members of the NBA.”
Below is the full text of the statement.
CONSTITUTION OF COMMITTEES
In fulfillment of the promise of the NBA President, Mr. Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, SAN in his Inaugural Address to improve and effectively reform the NBA’s electoral process and to prioritize the welfare and professional development of members of the NBA, the President has constituted four committees comprising distinguished members of the legal profession. The Committees are:
1. NBA Electoral Reform Committee – which has a mandate to drive effective and lasting reforms in the NBA electoral process and to eliminate the rigours and unsustainable practices that have come to define our electioneering campaigns;
2. NBA Law Firm and Institutional Mentorship Committee – which is set up to design mentorship programmes that will aid the professional development of members of the profession, between 1 to 7 years post-call;
3. NBA Employment Bureau (or the NBA Employment Committee) – this Committee is constituted to lead the charge in interfacing with governmental and private establishments for the purpose of securing job placements for our members; and
4. NBA Remuneration Committee – this Committee is established to drive the implementation of NBA Remuneration (White paper) Committee as accepted by the National Executive Council in its meeting of 9th June, 2022 held in Ilorin, Kwara State.
The names of members of these four committees and the committees’ terms of reference are attached to this notice. These appointments are subject to ratification by the National Executive Council (NEC), however, the Committees are expected to immediately commence work.
The Nigerian Bar Association thanks these distinguished members for accepting to serve on these Committees.
Thank you and do have a great weekend.
Akorede Habeeb Lawal
National Publicity Secretary, NBA
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