By John Ikani
The management of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) led by the Head Directorate of Legal Services, (DLS) NCDMB, Barr Naboth Onyesoh received in audience the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Olumide Akpata and other officials of the Association on Wednesday.
According to the NBA President, his visit to the Board was to personally thank the NCDMB for its continuous support to the NBA and the Judiciary as well as to seek collaboration with the NCDMB for the NBA’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
Mr Apkata also used the occasion of the visit to commend the Board for its work at promoting local content which he said “must be replicated in other sectors of the economy.”
Responding on behalf of the Board, the Head, DLS, Barr Naboth Onyesoh, thanked the NBA delegation for their visit and charged Nigerian legal practitioners to take more interest in local content and understand that Local Content is a strategic national economic agenda of Nigeria.
The NBA President was accompanied by Omubo Frank-Briggs, 3rd Vice President; Kunle Edun, National Welfare Secretary; Ukumbiriowei Saiyou, Chairman NBA Yenagoa; Ebinyu George Aderigha, Chairman NBA Sagbama; Soala Jumbo, Vice Chairman, NBA Yenagoa; Kelvin Ejelonu, former National Officer; Irene Pepple, former National Officer, member Governing Council NBA-Women Forum; Dise Ogbise- State Lead.
Others are NBA-Women Forum; Somina Johnbull, member of Governing Council, NBA-Human Rights Forum; Perekedou James Fawei, Secretary, NBA Yenagoa Branch; Ebiere Ekpese, Secretary, NBA Sagbama Branch; Jessica Goddy, Assistant Secretary, NBA Yenagoa Branch; Rose Briggs, NBA Port Harcourt; Damilare Ojo-NBA office; Uju Odera- NBA office and Melah Ibrahim PA to NBA President.
It is worthwhile to note that the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is a non-profit, umbrella professional association of all lawyers admitted to the bar in Nigeria. It is engaged in the promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria.
The NBA has an observer status with the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, and a working partnership with many national and international non-governmental organizations concerned with similar goals in Nigeria and in Africa.