NBA verifies over 49,000 lawyers

Date: 2018-03-13

THE Membership and Bar Services Directorate of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has verified 49,000 lawyers across the country.

The exercise is in a bid to sanitise the legal profession and reduce the incidence of fake lawyers and quackery in the legal profession.

NBA General Secretary Aare Isiaka Abiola Olagunju presented a report on the verification at the just concluded National Executive Committee ( NEC) meeting in Ilorin, Kwara State.

He said: "The NBA Database Verification exercise is an ongoing process. Over 49,855 active lawyers have carried out their verification exercise.

"You may recall that the NBA in 2011 made it mandatory for all active lawyers in Nigeria to undertake a verification exercise to enable the association update vital details of its members.

"Right now, we are working on creating a membership platform on verification whereby any lawyer can personally update his or her phone numbers, e-mail address, contact address and branch, if and when any of these has been changed

"When the unit receives complaint regarding verification of a lawyer, such application is forwarded to the General Secretary and then acted upon.

"Lawyers may send request for such services to the secretariat individually, or through their branches, international bar association, organisation, and parastatals, etc.

"The profession has been to a large extent, preserved from the marauding effect of imposters and impersonators, hence the lawyer column (find a lawyer) on the website is a valuable tool for the search of lawyers since only verified lawyers are uploaded."




Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Olomu     Wale Oladepo     Ariyo     Bayo Onimago     Solomon Edoja     Jalala     Alanamu     Sebastine Obasi     Ojuekun Sarumi     Seni Saraki     Kwara State Internal Revenue Service     Alaiye     George Innih     Edu     Ola Falade     Salihu Ajia     Code Of Conduct     Abdulrahman Iliasu     COEASU     Demola Banu     Aiyedun     Hamza Usman     ARMTI     Hassan Oyeleke     Kwara United     Abdullahi Imam Abdullahi     Royal FM     Oba Sulaiman Asude     Cassava Growers' Association     Tafida Of Kaiama     Odogun Olushola Gabriel     Amos Sayo     Ajasse-Ipo     Salihu Jibril Garbi     Hausa     Women For Change And Development Initiative     Abdulrasheed Na'Allah     VADA     Shagari     KWACOBPA     Balogun Ajikobi     Taiwo Joseph     Inside Kwara     Saad Omo'ya     Ubandawaki     Sango-UITH Road     Olatunji Ayeni     Esuwoye     Yusuf Abdulkadir     Obasanjo     Na'Allah     Shoprite     March 28     Ijagbo Health Centre     Elections     Obuh     Suleiman Idris     Oniyangi     Moro     Ibrahim Labaika     David Adesina     Abdulwahab Ololele     Oke-Odo     Yusuf Abdulwahab     Abubakar Aliagan     Funmi Salau     Mohammed Abduraheem     Aishat Sulu-Gambari     Abdulrahman Abdulrazak     Federal Polytechnic Offa     Abdulsalam A. Yusuf     Sabo-Oke     Isiaka Oniwa     Ajibike Katibi     Muhammadu Gobir     Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye