under the umbrella of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) have renewed their
confidence in the leadership of Paul Usoro (SAN) as president. This was
demonstrated during the just concluded 59th Annual General Conference (AGC) of
the NBA with no fewer than 12,000 of them in attendance.

 – Adelanwa Bamgboye  Daily

the week long NBA Conference, a group of lawyers were gathered and discussing some
of the various issues of concern, once the topic centered on leadership of the
Bar, one of the lawyers echoed how he believed “Paul Usoro, SAN, the NBA
President had proved himself to be an astounding leader and other lawyers
chorused their approval as well. This scenario repeated itself in several other
pockets of conversations during the conference and most especially after all
lawyers had returned to their base. 

the conclusion of the Annual General Conference, congratulatory messages have
been shared by members and officers of the Bar alike on the success of the AGC.
The NBA President was also able to live through to his word when he promised
that the 59th NBA Conference was going to be the best ever.

certainly the #NBAAGC2019 has raised the bar for future NBA conferences. The organization
of the 42 sessions in 3 days with 209 speakers was gold standard and having the
IBA President, Horacio Neto witness same is a highly commendable mile stone for
the Nigerian Bar whose Annual General Conference (AGC) attracts over 12,000
lawyers and remains the largest gathering of lawyers in Africa. 

NBA Communique and Resolutions also communicated the decisions of lawyers on
several issues of interest to the Bar and all National Stakeholders. Most especially
on the Rule of Law and the administration of the NBA. As lawyers face the
future of the legal profession and our Nation, the NBA President has assured
lawyers  that all the important
discussions and recommendations made during the AGC will not result only in
sound bites but in actual policy targeted towards improving our economy and
justice administration system. 

worthy innovation of Mr. Usoro SAN, in line with his dedication to transparency
and reforms within the NBA, is the introduction of a Petty Cash and Travel
Policy for the NBA which would be presented the National Executive Council for

certainly the Nigerian Bar is heading in the right direction, thanks to the
Leadership of its President, Paul Usoro, SAN. However, the honourable President with due respect is one man and no super hero, he needs the continued support and cooperation and support of members of the Bar to continue pushing the Nigerian Bar Association to greater heights and ensuring lawyers contribute their quota to national development. 

In all this, a very important lesson is the need for lawyers to take up the role society has bestowed on them as guardians of our democracy and champions of business and economic success.