The Nigerian Bar Association yearly General Conference (NBA-AGC) began today and will run till August 26, 2022 at Eko Atlantic City, Lagos State.
Collection of conference materials by delegates commenced at 4:00 p.m. today and will end Tuesday, August 23, at 6:00 p.m.
Speaking with newsmen in Lagos, the NBA-AGC Technical Committee Chairman, Mr. Tobenna Erojikwe, said there is adequate arrangement for all delegates to participate fully in the event, themed: ‘Bold Transitions.’ He added that security is guaranteed.
On Monday, Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, will share insights and proffer solutions to Nigeria’s energy and revenue challenges.
He will speak during a session titled, ‘Energy Transitions, Revenue Challenges for the Nigerian Federation,’ between 12:45 p.m. and 2:00 p.m., identifying the underlying challenges bedeviling the nation’s revenue and energy sectors and proffering practicable solutions to the problems.
The governor will, at the session, chart paths towards enhancing fiscal administration, increasing revenue and reducing wastes in government expenditure, and share insights on improving the nation’s energy sector and attaining sustainable power supply, using the state’s novel Ossiomo Power Project, a 95MW facility that now powers government offices and hospitals, as well as streetlights among others in the Benin metropolis.
According to organisers of the event, “The conference will congregate thought leaders in the areas of justice delivery, technology, the economy, politics, judicial reforms, human rights and the rule of law.
“This year’s conference is anticipated to have not less than 13,000 delegates in attendance, including lawyers, magistrates and justices of all the superior courts of record in Nigeria, business men, entrepreneurs, technocrats and political leaders from within and outside Nigeria. Indeed, the conference is the largest gathering of business, political and thought leaders on the African continent.”
They further noted: “Discussions at the conference will focus on the need for the legal profession to engage boldly with global evolutionary trends and will comprise over 30 technical sessions where experts will lead conversations primarily aimed at envisioning the future of the legal profession within the context of a rapidly transiting world and business environment, triggered in part, by the revolutionary exploits and expressions of technology and the historic coronavirus pandemic.”
The organisers added: “The conference will address the impact of the rapid changes on fundamental socio-political and economic issues, including but not limited to the rule of law, access to justice, independence and self-sustainability of the judicial arm of government.
“It presents legal practitioners in Nigeria with a unique opportunity to interrogate issues affecting the profession and society and continue to seek innovative ways of advancing justice delivery and providing value-adding legal solutions to their clients and the environment within which members of the association operate.”