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J-K Gadzama SAN's Mission Statement for President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
J-K The Man
The foundation of my manifesto is continuity and innovation. I firmly believe that the current administration ably led by my brother, Mr. Olumide Akpata, Esq. has done fantastically well in many aspects ranging from enhancing the welfare of lawyers, upholding the rule of law and making administrative processes in the secretariat faster.
I have been consistently and ceaselessly involved in the activities of the NBA since 1998 and I am not a new face to the Bar. I previously served the Bar as the Chairman of the NBA-Abuja branch. I have also been a member of the National Executive Council of the NBA for the past few decades. I am a Life Bencher of the Body of Benchers and as a result of my penchant for mentoring young lawyers, I was appointed by His Lordship, Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chairman of the Mentoring Committee for Young Lawyers of the Body of Benchers. I have played an active role in all three sections of the NBA (SBL, SPIDEL and SLP). I was appointed as the Pioneer Chairman of the NBA-Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL), I was the pioneer Vice-Chairman of the NBA-Section on Legal Practice and a pioneer Council Member of the NBA Section on Business Law. At the moment, I am the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association - Security Agencies Relations Committee.
One of Nigeria’s finest and highly regarded lawyers
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