The President of the Nigerian
Bar Association, Paul Usoro SAN has presented the Quarterly score card for the Nigerian
Bar Association at its 2019 Quarter 4 NEC Meeting curren at its 2019 Quarter 4
NEC Meeting currently holding at the NBA Secretariat in Abuja today 5th
December, 2019. 

In his speech, the President
covered some of the many victories the NBA has achieved since its last NEC
Meeting including the Annual General Conference which had a record registration
of over 12,000 delegates and the Annual General Meeting, during which the NBA Constitution
was amended to incorporate sustainable governance processes which in the
President’s words if faithfully implemented, would, amongst others, entrench
accountability and transparency in the management of the Association’s
finances. Other achievements include regularizing the Association’s Annual
Returns which had been unattended at the CAC and filing the particulars of the new

Furthermore, the NBA has
been able to revive the Life Assurance Policy for Lawyers, commissioned a fast
speed internet service for the NBA Secretariat and instituted both the NBA
Women’s Forum and the Young Lawyers Forum. 

Mention must also be made of
the successful Election Monitoring teams who earned a well deserving reputation
for the routinely published election monitoring reports which are now used as
reference materials by researchers, scholars, election petitioners, social
activists and the general public. 

More good news is the role
being played by the NBA in the AfCFTA Trade Negotiations being spearheaded by
the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN) which set up a Nigerian Coalition
of Services Industry for the negotiation of Trade Services, same of which is Co
– Chaired by Mr. Seni Adio SAN and Irene Robinson – Ayanwale, two outstanding
legal professionals. Most certainly the inclusion of Mrs. Mfon Usoro as the
Trade Expert in those negotiations is also worthy of mention as Mfon USoro has
always carried the flag high for the NBA in the past years. 
Most certainly, the NBA is
going in the right direction with the Honorable President, Paul Usoro SAN.