NBA Expresses Concern Over Troubling Economy

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has expressed concern over the nation’s economic challenges and its impact on the populace.

It has urged experts in and outside the country to suggest ways to revive the ailing economy and ensure that democracy works for the people.

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Oladejo Lamikanra,who spoke for the association, said NBA was planning a gathering to afford experts, both lawyers and non-legal practitioners the opportunity to engage in critical assessment of the economy and suggest ways out of the current situation.

Lamikanra, who is the Alternate Chairman, NBA Technical Committee on Conference Planning, said this year’s edition to be held in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State between August 19 and 26 will focus on the theme: “Democracy and the economic development.

Lamikara said the conference to be attended by about 13,000 lawyers from within and outside the country will feature Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, who is expected to share the country’s success story with Nigerians.

He said the Minister for Solid Mineral and other government officials will be at the conference to share with Nigerians information on what the government is doing to revive the economy and diversify it to ensure multiple streams of income for the country as against the current over dependence on oil.

Source : The Nation

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