Mr. Olumide AkpataBy Malacky Ugwummadu
The emergence of Olumide Akpata(Esq.) because the 30th President-elect of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation, NBA, is every innovative and a notify heralding a new spoil of day that is stuffed with hopes and expectations. It’s a paradigm shift in every cloth divulge.
Mr. Akpata is a deeply committed “BAR Man” who had proven enough skill in known areas of assigned tasks. A authorized authentic of practically three a long time put up-call.
A non-litigation precise practitioner with substantial success in his chosen areas of advise. A somewhat young man with out the title of a Senior Suggest of Nigeria, SAN, whose co-contestants were legit SANs.
In these regards, our hopes are rekindled, once extra, within the conclusion that the Akpata-led government will seemingly be ready to tackle the following issues, which we place out as agenda for his administration:
First, a straight forward job of fostering obedience, respect for rule of rules and compliance with courtroom orders in accordance to S. 287 of the 1999 Constitution.
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2nd, closely associated to the first is to fleet abolish a sturdy relationship and deepen the existing collaboration with the government, rules enforcement agencies and the justice sectors across board in direction of a functional, efficient and seamless judgement enforcement processes and procedures.
Third, head-on inequity in opposition to corruption in every the judicial and precise profession. Fourth is improved self-discipline and disciplinary processes for people. There would possibly maybe be additionally active, proactive, viewed, necessary and principled interventions within the affairs of the Nigerian Disclose; authentic supports and assistances to deserving agencies of authorities and folks within the society;
A extra proactive participation within the lawmaking and legislative activities of this nation; acutely aware and deliberate safety of people and residents in opposition to any invent of abuse and rights violations; welfare of junior attorneys, coaching, additional coaching and conceivable specialisation agenda within the profession;
Ultimately, the promotion and adoption of ICT within the conduct and interactions at some level of the precise profession.
Mr. Ugwummadu, outdated CDHR President, wrote in from Lagos.