The celebration of Christmas is a period that enable us reflect on the essence of living as brothers and sisters. It reminds us of our divine injunction to show love for all and being united in our resolve to fight against anti-democratic forces. 

As promised during my inauguration, we have ensured that we fulfil our promise to entrench transparency and accountability in the affairs of the Association. We have also taken steps and made positive efforts in making the bar more united and stronger through an all inclusive governance model where every member of the Association is made fully aware of the activities of the Association with a good feedback mechanism. We believe that a united bar will complement our efforts at entrenching the promotion of rule of law and respect for human rights.  
While we shall continue to count on your support in this regard, we are also receptive to fair criticisms that will move the bar forward. 
I wish you and your family a happy and blessed Christmas .
 Paul Usoro, SAN.*
 President, Nigerian Bar Association_