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NBA-AGC 2023: The Significance of Tree Planting in the Nigerian Bar Association, Leaving a Legacy of Impact



Tree planting is a symbolic and impactful gesture that symbolizes growth, sustainability, and environmental commitment. It has gained global recognition as a means to combat climate change and create a greener future. The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) acknowledges the importance of tree planting. President Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau OON, SAN, led by example during the NBA-AGC 2023 Health Walk by participating in a tree planting ceremony.

During a National Executives Council (NEC) meeting in Kebbi State, President Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau highlighted the NBA’s commitment to tree planting. He encouraged NEC members to adopt this practice, recognizing its potential impact on the Association and its members.


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The President emphasized selfless service, urging National Officers to leave a lasting legacy rather than expecting instant rewards. Tree planting allows NBA members to contribute to the Association’s legacy and positively impact the environment.

President Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau stressed that the NBA is not solely focused on financial gain but provides an opportunity for members to make sacrifices benefiting their legal careers. Tree planting demonstrates a commitment to sustainability and unity within the Association.

Beyond symbolism, tree planting has environmental, social, and economic benefits. Trees combat climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide and providing oxygen. They improve air quality, offer shade, and prevent soil erosion. Tree planting enhances landscapes, biodiversity, and community well-being, fostering economic growth by creating jobs and supporting sustainable industries.

President Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau’s call for tree planting reflects a forward-thinking approach, setting an example for professional bodies and showcasing the NBA’s dedication to its members and society.

In conclusion, tree planting is significant to the Nigerian Bar Association. Embracing this practice allows NBA members to leave a lasting impact on the Association and the environment. President Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau’s emphasis on selfless service and long-term contributions embodies the NBA’s essence. Through tree planting and sustainable practices, the NBA can build a greener, more sustainable future for its members and society.

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