Lawyers’ Body Admits Corruption In Bar, Bench

NBA president, Mahmoud PHOTO: sunnewsonline.com

NBA president, Mahmoud
PHOTO: sunnewsonline.com

“WE are conscious of the declining state of the legal profession, considering the challenges and myriad of problems we are facing, but NBA will not abdicate its responsibility. “We will continue to be the voice of the voiceless, we will speak for the judiciary and protect the independence and integrity of the legal profession, both the Bar and the Bench, just as we intend to fight and fish out the bad eggs in the system. “NBA will always cooperate with the Federal Government to fish out bad eggs but this should be done in accordance with due process and the rule of Law.”

With the above statement, President of NBA, Abubakar Mamood Balarabe may have admitted corruption in the Bar and Bench in Nigeria.

But the good news is, the body has promised to deal with the issue.

Balarabe spoke at the opening session of National Executive Council of the NBA in Minna, Niger State. The event held yesterday.

The NBA president said the association was aware of the declining state of the profession but said it would continue to be the voice of the voiceless and protect the independence and integrity of the profession. “We are conscious of the declining state of the legal profession, considering the challenges and myriad of problems we are facing, but NBA will not abdicate its responsibility. “We will continue to be the voice of the voiceless, we will speak for the judiciary and protect the independence and integrity of the legal profession, both the Bar and the Bench, just as we intend to fight and fish out the bad eggs in the system. “NBA will always cooperate with the Federal Government to fish out bad eggs but this should be done in accordance with due process and the rule of Law.”

 

 

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