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FCT: NBA commences 63rd annual general conference

THE Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) 2023 Annual General Conference kicked off in Abuja this evening with the 63rd edition’s opening ceremony.

President Bola Tinubu and other government leaders are in attendance at the event, which is taking place in the Moshood Abiola Stadium’s velodrome in Nigeria’s capital city.

The conference’s theme this year is “Getting it Right and Charting the Course for Nigeria’s Nation Building.”

According to NBA President Yakubu Maikyau, this year’s conference will focus on three themes: security, economy, and the administration of Justice.

He also hopes that following the conference, the NBA would be able to create an agenda for Nigerians to engage the Presidency on behalf of the country.

President Tinubu in his speech called for a shift in thinking and approach to governance.

Tinubu believes that the nation’s audacious endeavors will necessitate engagement with the private sector.

The Nigerian president stated that the lack of electricity in the majority of the country’s homes is shameful

He has, however, promised to change the narrative and to eradicate poverty in Nigeria, which he considers intolerable.

Tinubu also maintained that Nigeria cannot continue to service external debt with over 90 percent of its revenue, adding that the country has to make hard decisions to achieve greatness.

He hopes that after the conference, the NBA can set an agenda for Nigerians around these themes with which to engage the Presidency for the good of the country.

In his address, President Tinubu called for a change of mindset and approach to governance.

Tinubu believes the bold endeavours to be embarked upon by the nation will need collaboration with the private sector.

The Nigerian leader described the lack of electricity in the majority of homes in the country as shameful.

He, however, vowed to rewrite the narrative and also banish poverty from Nigeria which he says is unacceptable.

President Tinubu also maintained Nigeria cannot continue to service external debt with over 90 percent of its revenue, adding that the country has to make hard decisions to achieve greatness.

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