The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Yakubu Maikyau, OON, Thursday hosted the President of Commonwealth Lawyers Association, Brian Speers.

Mr. Brian Speers who is on a 1-day visit to Nigeria is the President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association(CLA). He was hosted by a delegation led by the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, OON,SAN.

He was welcomed with a private dinner and brainstorming session on Wednesday night with the NBA President and a former President of the NBA, Augustine Alegeh,SAN among others.

Later, the NBA President led the delegation and guest on a Courtesy call to the National Industrial Court(NICN) Headquarters where they were received by the President of the NICN, Justices of the NICN and other Principal officers. The delegation included the General Secretary of the NBA, Adesina Adegbite, FICMC and the Assistant Publicity Secretary, Charles Ajiboye among others.

The delegation then proceeded to the Court of Appeal where they were received by the President of the Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem and the Presiding Justice of the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal.

The National Secretariat was the next stop for the inauguration of the Flood Disaster Relief Committee led by Mallam Yusuf Ali,SAN. After which the delegation was received by the Hon. Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami,SAN and other principal officers at the Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja.

The visit climaxed with a Lunch at Transcorp Hilton with some elders and Chairmen of the NBA Branches in Abuja.

The President of CLA was full of praises for the NBA and commended the NBA President for the quality of relationship between the Bar and the Bench.

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