The eagerly awaited 2022 Annual Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL) received a major boost at the weekend as five NBA branches based in Abuja have agreed to sponsor 100 young lawyers to the conference.

Though the annual conference was originally billed to hold in Sokoto, it was postponed due to the uncertainty surrounding the killing of Miss Deborah Yakubu. The conference will now hold at NBA HOUSE, Abuja from 3rd to 5th August, 2022. The theme of the conference is “The Undermining of Judicial Authority in Democracy.”

According to the Alternate Chairman/LOC Chairman, Dr. Princess Frank-Chukwuani, the branches that made the joint pledge at the recent Local Organising Committee (LOC) meeting are Abuja, Bwari, Gwagwalada, Nyanya/Karu and Garki.

Chukwuani noted that palpable excitement has enveloped the branches since the news of the sponsorship broke, adding that “It is our own way to promote public interest advocacy among young lawyers and ensure that we continue to populate the body of lawyers who are poised to defend human rights and rule of law in Nigeria.”

Many A-list speakers have confirmed attendance at the conference, even as Supreme Court jurist, Justice Inyang Okoro will deliver the Keynote Address.

The CPC has former NBA Lagos Branch Chairman, Mr. Chukwuka Ikwuazom SAN as Chairman with Mr. Kunle Adegoke SAN as Alternate Chairman and Dr. Princess Frank-Chukwuani as Alternate Chairman/LOC Chairman.

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Aside from the array of leading speakers who have confirmed attendance at the conference, the annual conference offers huge networking opportunities for delegates.

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