Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong said legal practitioners should save Nigeria by effectively playing their role in the ongoing fight against corruption. Governor Lalong gave the challenge at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)’s National executive council meeting in Jos.
Jos, the Plateau State capital played host to the executives of Nigeria Bar Association who came from all States of the Federation to reflect and generate ideas on how to advance the profession to new frontiers in the future. According to Governor Simon Lalong, legal practitioners have a critical role to play in the fight against corruption in the country. The Governor said the meeting came to Jos after 13 yrs because of the reformation being initiated by his Administration in the peace and security sectors. The Governor said on assumption of duty, his Administration fulfill the requirements of the National Judicial Commission (NJC) for the appointment of 3 judges in addition to other reforms he initiated in the sector because of his commitment to ensure a robust judiciary.
Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar commended the Governor for his commitment to the welfare of legal practitioners and the progress of the Association. President, Nigeria Bar Association and a Senior Advocate, Augustine Alegeh promised to continue the fight against quacks practicing the profession to save innocent Nigerians from the consequences of their actions. Others who spoke includes state chairman of NBA, Bar. Ledak Dafer, State Commissioner for justice and Attorney General Barr. Jonathan Mawiyau and Justice Yakubu Dakuk who represent Chief Justice Pius Damulak and the representatives of Nigerian Bar Association who are scheduled to leave for a legal study at the International criminal court in the Netherlands after the meeting.