The Akure Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association has been holding its Annual Law Week in Akure, Ondo State. The week long event which began on the 2nd of December and will run to the 8th of December, 2019 has this year’s theme as “National Interest and the Rule of Law”.
Earlier today, 4th December, 2019 and as part of the week long festivities, the NBA Akure Branch hosted a lecture that was attended by both members of the Akure Branch and other distinguished lawyers from across the country, including Mr Olumide Akpata (former Chairman of the NBA Section on Business Law).
Mr Akpata felicitated with the Akure Branch for curating the hugely successful event and emphasised the role of the NBA in strengthening the rule of law as the bedrock of the country’s constitutional democracy.
Mr. Akpata also highlighted the responsibility of lawyers in nation building, especially in defending the constitutional rights of the masses and providing guidance on issues of national discourse.
Mr. Akpata visited the Law Centre of the NBA Akure Branch which is currently under construction and donated 1 Million Naira towards completion of the building. When it is completed, the Law Centre will serve as a resource centre for both members of the Akure Branch of the NBA and the general populace at large.
The Branch was thankful for Mr Akpata’s gesture and commended him for his consistent commitment and contributions to the development of the NBA.