Dec 5, 2019

Paul Usoro SAN Presents NBA Quarterly Score Card At NEC Meeting

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro SAN has presented the Quarterly score card for the Nigerian Bar Association at its 2019 Quarter 4 NEC Meeting curren at its 2019 Quarter 4 NEC Meeting currently holding at the NBA Secretariat in Abuja today 5th December, 2019. 

In his speech, the President covered some of the many victories the NBA has achieved since its last NEC Meeting including the Annual General Conference which had a record registration of over 12,000 delegates and the Annual General Meeting, during which the NBA Constitution was amended to incorporate sustainable governance processes which in the President’s words if faithfully implemented, would, amongst others, entrench accountability and transparency in the management of the Association’s finances. Other achievements include regularizing the Association’s Annual Returns which had been unattended at the CAC and filing the particulars of the new Trustees.

Furthermore, the NBA has been able to revive the Life Assurance Policy for Lawyers, commissioned a fast speed internet service for the NBA Secretariat and instituted both the NBA Women’s Forum and the Young Lawyers Forum. 

Mention must also be made of the successful Election Monitoring teams who earned a well deserving reputation for the routinely published election monitoring reports which are now used as reference materials by researchers, scholars, election petitioners, social activists and the general public. 

More good news is the role being played by the NBA in the AfCFTA Trade Negotiations being spearheaded by the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN) which set up a Nigerian Coalition of Services Industry for the negotiation of Trade Services, same of which is Co - Chaired by Mr. Seni Adio SAN and Irene Robinson – Ayanwale, two outstanding legal professionals. Most certainly the inclusion of Mrs. Mfon Usoro as the Trade Expert in those negotiations is also worthy of mention as Mfon USoro has always carried the flag high for the NBA in the past years. 

Most certainly, the NBA is going in the right direction with the Honorable President, Paul Usoro SAN.