The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, OON, SAN, has officially declared the reconciliation of the national officers, resolving recent disputes that arose during the last Annual General Meeting of the NBA.
During a recent visit to congratulate Asiwaju and Yeye Adegboyega Solomon Awomolo, SAN, at their Abuja residence on the occasion of their son’s wedding, Mr Babatunde Lloyd Awomolo and Mr Maikyau emphasized the association’s commitment to unity, stating, “We have allowed ourselves to become ministers of reconciliation such that all the challenges and the differences we had within our Exco have been reconciled by the special grace of God today.
The first place we would go to after that reconciliation is this occasion… we give God all the glory, and the reconciliation process was not complicated. It was seamless.”
The reconciliation was a product of the National Executive Committee meeting presided over by the NBA President and attended by all federal officers of the association. Following the discussions, the Executive Committee unanimously agreed to set aside their differences and refocus their efforts towards serving members and upholding the NBA’s fundamental objectives.
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Meanwhile, an ad-hoc committee appointed by the NBA concluded its investigation into allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Prof. Cyril Ndifon, the suspended Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Calabar. Chaired by Mrs. Linda Rose Bala, the 1st Vice President of the NBA, the committee’s report was presented to the NBA President during the recent National Executive Committee meeting at the NBA House in Abuja.
Based on its findings and engagements with Prof. Ndifon and the concerned complainants in Calabar, the committee recommended that the NBA file a complaint of professional misconduct before the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) against the suspended lecturer.
Acknowledging the committee’s diligence, the NBA President affirmed that the report would be presented to the National Executive Council (NEC) at the upcoming December 2023 meeting. Furthermore, he assured that the committee’s recommendations would be promptly implemented upon the NEC’s approval.
Akorede Habeeb Lawal
National Publicity Secretary
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