The stamps are presently produced at a cost of N3,600.00 (Three thousand six hundred Naira) for each pack of 120 stamps. The cost of the production must of necessity be borne by each lawyer who applies for it as the NBA lacks the financial capacity to issue the stamps free of any charge.
It is therefore not possible for the NBA to give free stamps to lawyers upon payment of Bar Practicing Fee (BPF). The acquisition of stamps is part of a lawyer’s licensing process to practice law in a particular year so it is not conceivable to convincingly advocate that the NBA should subsidise a Licence renewal for a lawyer.
Mazi Afam Osigwe,
General Secretary, NBA