Nigerian Bar Association

Nigerian Bar Association
TypeProfessional Association
PurposePromote legal professionalism
  • Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
Official language
Y.C Maikyau, SAN
General Secretary
Adesina Adegbite

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is a non-profit, umbrella professional association of all lawyers admitted to the bar in Nigeria. It is engaged in the promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria. The NBA has an observer status with the African Commission on Human and People's Rights, and a working partnership with many national and international non-governmental organizations concerned with similar goals in Nigeria and in Africa.

The NBA is made up of 125 branches, three professional sections, two specialized institutes, six practice-cadre forums, and high-level leverage in the political society in Nigeria.

Its National Secretariat is managed from Abuja. Its organizational structure comprises a National Executive Committee, a National Officers/Management Board, sections, forums, committees, working groups and a National Secretariat with a manpower strengthening of 34 staff as at June 2010.

The current president of the Nigerian Bar Association is Yakubu Maikyau. and the current General Secretary is Adesina Adegbite.

Former chairmen and presidents

Past chairmen of the association were:

Presidents of the Bar Association, who had the same authority as the former Chairmen, were:

  • Frederick Rotimi Williams (1960–1968)
  • Peter Thomas (1968–1969)
  • Chief B.M. Boyo (1969–1970)
  • Chief Richard Akinjide (1970–1973)
  • Chief Adebayo Ogunsanya (1973–1974)
  • Dr. Mudiaga Odje (1974–1975)
  • Dr. Nwakanma Okoro (1976–1978)
  • Chief B.O. Benson (1978–1980)
  • Chief Adetunji Fadairo (1980–1982)
  • A.N. Anyamene (1982–1984)
  • Prince Bola Ajibola, (1984–1985)
  • Ebele Nwokoye (1985–1987)
  • Alao Aka-Bashorun (1987–1989)
  • Charles Idehen (1989–1991)
  • Chief Clement Akpamgbo (1991–1992)
  • Priscilla Kuye (1991–1992)

Between 1992 and 1998 the NBA had no president, functioning only in branches. After the crisis, presidents were:

See also

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