The Nigerian Bar Association Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NBA-ICLE), under the leadership of Tobenna Erojikwe, has announced that it will be providing free training on mining law and practice for lawyers practicing in and around Kaduna State and Northern Nigeria as a whole.

The training, which aims to equip participating lawyers with the necessary knowledge and practical skills to effectively advise on and handle mining and mining law matters, is scheduled to take place as part of the events marking Kaduna Bar Law Week, which commences on June 21, 2024. The mining law training in particular will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation Hall, Race, Kaduna.

According to Tobenna Erojikwe, “The rationale for this training is that we have seen a significant upsurge in commercial mining activities around Northern Nigeria, and the companies that undertake these activities require lawyers who understand the industry to advise them, but the capacity to deliver is oftentimes lacking, thus forcing the clients to seek legal advice elsewhere, including outside Nigeria.”

He continued, “Our objective at the NBA-ICLE is to democratise knowledge as much as possible, deepen legal capacity across various subject areas, and enable lawyers to venture into new fields of practice so as to earn more from their practice. Litigation alone, which most lawyers are engaged in, would not do it. It is for this reason that we are targeting different zones across the country and taking trainings that are relevant to their respective jurisdictions directly to their doorsteps.”

“We believe that by providing this mining law training, we are not only equipping lawyers in the region with the necessary skills to tap into the opportunities presented by the mining industry, but we are also contributing to the overall economic development of Northern Nigeria,” Erojikwe added.

The training, which is being organised in partnership with the leadership of the Kaduna Branch of the NBA, will feature a distinguished panel of highly experienced and knowledgeable experts in the mining space. “We have assembled a team of seasoned professionals who have a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory framework governing the mining sector in Nigeria,” Erojikwe stated. “Participants can expect to receive practical insights and guidance that will position them to provide top-notch legal services to clients in this crucial industry.”

Erojikwe emphasised that the NBA-ICLE remains committed to its mission of continuous legal education and capacity building for lawyers across Nigeria. “This mining law training is just one of many initiatives we have planned for the year,” he said. “We are constantly seeking opportunities to collaborate with various stakeholders, including NBA branches, to deliver high-quality training programmes that are tailored to the specific needs of lawyers in different regions of the country.

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