Nigerian President Charges Lawyers to Improve Integrity of Nation’s Judicial System

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged Nigerian lawyers to put national interest and professional ethics above self in their business conduct. The president stressed that the Rule of Law must be subject to the supremacy of the nation’s security and national interest.

President Buhari gave the charge at the opening of the 59th Nigerian Bar Association Annual General Conference which commenced in Abuja on Sunday. The president, who congratulated the in-coming executive of the NBA led by Paul Usoro reminded lawyers of their responsibility to work for national cohesion and unity through their speeches and public positions and most importantly in their advocacy in court in the upcoming 2019 General Elections.

He said the country has made appreciable progress and learnt useful lessons on the dynamism of our society in the anti-corruption fight. The President of NBA, Abubakar Mahmoud gave more insights into the choice of the theme of the conference: “Transition, Transformation and Sustainable Institutions,” saying the country is passing through economic and political transition. 

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo is expected to give the keynote address to the conference .

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