To our indefatigable President, Mr. Olumide Akpata, to his executives and all members of the NBA National Executive Council, it is a great honour to welcome you all to our quarterly NEC Meeting.
We gather once again in line with our constitutional mandate, to discuss the state of the Bar and the state of the nation.
These are exceedingly trying times for Nigeria and it behoves on the Bar to remind itself of its role as the watchdog of society, empowered to speak truth to power and to insist on the rule of law from all without fear or favour. I am therefore glad that we are all gathering for this purpose
As we converge, I wish us journey mercies from our destinations to Ilorin. Despite the tough times, it gladdens the heart to see Bar men and women take off time from their busy schedules to attend to calls from the Association.
Without a doubt, the Bar and the nation will be better off as a result of this NEC Meeting.
Iook forward to seeing you all.
Mrs. Linda Rose Bala