Come the 25th of October, 2021, the aforementioned topic is going to be the discuss at the first plenary session of the NBA Conference, and this conversation could not have come at a better time. To become an effective Nation, there are some attributes in which we must imbibe, one of which is for every Nigerian to take leadership in whatever sphere they find themselves and channel the collective energy into nation building.
To achieve such, both Leaders and followers must have a clear vision of the collective goal if there has to be any success. This principle can also be applied to several areas of business and personal life in Nigeria. It is also interesting to note that some of our best and brightest in the world including world leaders, government officials, civil society and honourable members of the bar, will be on hand to engage and strengthen our collective efforts in seeing continuous and sustainable economic and political development in Nigeria.
As put by the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Olumide Apkata, “The 61st edition of the conference represents a novel platform for knowledge exchange on the continent as we bring together world leaders, political icons, judges, leading lawyers, thought leaders, policy makers, business icons, and civil society to not just discuss but produce an implementation plan to foster the adoption of policies, standards and practices leading to socio-political stability, economic growth, sustainable and infrastructural development for accelerated regional and economic integration”.
Also in the TCCP Chairman’s address, Mr. Omubo Victor Frank – Briggs shared that “This special conference is about telling our story through thought leadership, and it is on this basis that I welcome you and ask that you immerse yourself in the celebration of 61 years of the NBA Annual General Conferences, 61 years of Nigeria’s nationhood, and 61 years of independence of a good number of African countries. This becomes important in this age that #BlackLivesMatter, and it is on that score that I ask that you prioritize TAKING THE LEAD in becoming brilliance; in taking hold of the future of work; and contributing, through this conference, to shaping the work of the future. Work which will sound in bits and not atoms – that is: work that speaks in the currency of data and not fossil fuels. The aim is to heal all that tends to divide us, to bring light into the darkness that pervades us, and reclaim the rule of law that we seem to evade.”
Lawyers attending the Hybrid Conference either in person or online are encouraged to attend and participate in this session.