Everything you need to know about Nigerian Bar Association
Here’s what you need to know about the Nigerian Bar Association popularly known as NBA. It is known to be a non for profit professional association that unites all lawyers that are already called to bar here in Nigeria.
what did Nigerian Bar Association does is that it protect and promote the human rights of Nigerians, the rule of law that governs the country, and the good governance in Nigeria.
in the African commission on human and peoples rights the Nigerian bar association is known to have an observer status. The Nigerian bar association is also in partnership with several national and international no non-governmental organisation which share common goals in Nigeria and rest of the world.
The Nigerian Bar Association consists of three professional sections, 125 branches, six practice cadre forums, two specialized institutes with a good reputation in Nigeria’s political society.
Nigerian Bar Association has its national Secretariat in Abuja. The organizational structure Nigerian Bar Association consists of National Executive Committee, sections, working groups, committee, a National officers/Management board with a national secretariat.
The current president of the Nigerian Bar Association is Olumide Akpata.
Nigerian Bar Association president – Olumide Akpata
Olumide Akpata is a Nigerian legal practitioner who was born on 7th October 1972. Olumide is the head of corporate and commercial practice group senior partner with Templars law firm in Nigeria. In July 2021 he made history out there first Nigerian president of MBA who was non-senior advocate.
Olumide Akpata was born in Edo state, Nigeria. He got a bachelor degree from the University of Benin edo state where he studied law in 1992. Later in 1983 was called to bar. He also did his National youth service corps in Kano State Nigeria.
Olumide Akpata moved to Lagos in 1996 when he teamed up with Oghogho Akpata his cousin to set up his own law firm known as Templars. He founded his law firm at the age of 23 and has grown the firm to an amazing standard. currently his law firm is known to be one of the largest in Nigeria with about 100 lawyers which includes two senior advocates of Nigeria.
In July 30, 2021 BB10 the president of Nigerian Bar Association after winning the election with a total of 9891 votes part of the overall 18256 total votes. He defeated his rival Babatunde Ajibade (SAN) who got 4,328 votes.
Past presidents and Chairmen of Nigerian Bar Association
|S/N||Name of President||From||To|
|1.||Christopher Sapara Williams||1900||1915|
|2.||Sir Kitoyi Ajasa||1915||1937|
|3.||Eric Olawale Moore||1937||1944|
|4.||E.J. Alex Taylor||1944||1950|
|5.||Sir Adeyemo Alakija||1950||1952|
|7.||Frederick Rotimi Williams||1960||1968|
|9.||Chief B.M. Boyo||1969||1970|
|10.||Chief Richard Akinjide||1970||1973|
|11.||Chief Adebayo Ogunsanya||1973||1974|
|12.||Dr. Mudiaga Odge||1974||1975|
|13.||Dr. Nwakanma Okoro||1976||1978|
|14.||Chief B.O. Benson||1978||1980|
|15.||Chief Adetunji Fadairo||1980||1982|
|17.||Prince Bola Ajibola||1984||1985|
|21.||Chief Clement Akpamgbo||1991||1992|
|23.||Chief T.J.O. Okpoko, SAN||1998||2000|
|24.||O.C.J. Okocha, SAN||2000||2002|
|25.||Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN||2002||2004|
|26.||Chief Bayo Ojo, SAN||2004||2005|
|27.||Prince Lanke Odoginyo||2005||2006|
|28.||Olisa Agbakoba SAN||2006||2008|
|29.||Chief Olurotimi Akeredolu, SAN||2008||2010|
|30.||Joseph Bodurin Daudu, SAN||2010||2012|
|31.||Okey Wali, SAN||2012||2014|
|32.||Augustine Alegeh, SAN||2014||2016|
|33.||Mahmoud Abubakar Balarabe, SAN||2016||2018|
|34.||Paul Usoro, SAN||2018||2021|
|35.||Olumide Akpata||2021||Till Date|