Sep 12, 2020

NBA Officers: Duties of the Assistant Publicity Secretary

The role played by the Nigerian Bar Association and lawyers in the development of Nigeria’s economic and societal goals cannot be overstated. Due to this, the expectations of everyone who participated in or followed the recent NBA Elections are quite high, a fact that is not lost on the new officers. The NBA President, Mr. Olumide Akpata, noted this at his inauguration, when he stated that “As I informed the new national officers during our strategy retreat last weekend, hitting the ground running immediately will not be enough, we also need to hit it flying. Nothing short of that would match the expectations of our members and Nigerians.”

While the new NBA officers have their work cut out for them, it is important to note that they will not achieve remarkable success except with the cooperation and support of members of the Bar. The purpose of this series on NBA Officers, is therefore to ensure that lawyers are informed of the respective duties of the newly sworn officers to enable easy communication, and collaboration.

Though the NBA President leads the Association and is ultimately responsible for the administration of the NBA under his watch, the ten (10) other officers also play a huge role in the management of the Association’s affairs.

In this post, we shall therefore be looking at the duties of the Assistant Publicity Secretary of the NBA. As provided in Section 5 (k) of the NBA Constitution; the duties of the Assistant Publicity Secretary shall be as follows:


i.                   He/She shall assist the Publicity Secretary in the performance of his/her duties and shall in the absence of the Publicity Secretary act in his/her place;


ii.                 He/She shall perform all other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the President or the National Executive Committee or the Annual General Meeting.


Mr. Ferdinand Naza is the current Assistant Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association. Follow him on Twitter @ferdinand_naza