NBA to publish names of its members indicted for conflicting orders

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The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) yesterday said it would publish the names of its members indicted for conflicting orders.

It stated this in a communiqué after its quarterly virtual meeting held on February 23, 2022.

In the communiqué signed by NBA President Olumide Akpata and NBA General Secretary Joyce Oduah, the NEC revisited the matter, other issues affecting the bar and the country.

The NEC also considered the “purported amendment of the Rules of Professional Conduct, (RPC), the welfare and wellbeing of legal practitioners, the ongoing NBA-NHIS National Health Insurance Scheme, the proposed NBA – Access to finance, harassment of lawyers and the deplorable state of security in the country, amongst others.

Part of its resolutions includes: “NEC resolves to petition members of the association involved in the unethical act to the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC), to serve as a deterrence to others. NEC also agreed to publish the names of members affected.”

On the change of guard of the association’s leadership, the NEC approved “Saturday, the 16th day of July 2022 for the conduct of the NBA National elections and also resolves to hold a ’24-hour’ time-bound election.”