*Says It Has Taken Delivery of All 13,000 Conference Bags Ordered For The Conference
*Requests Members To Send Duly Endorsed Registrations Tags, Along Other Relevant Information

The Nigerian Bar Association has announced that it has taken delivery of the last consignment of the 2022 Annual General Conference Bags and is set to deliver them to conferees who were unable to get theirs at the August Conference.

Recall that the Conference bags had been the subject of much controversy after lawyers were captured exchanging fisticuffs while struggling to get the bags during the August conference, a situation which the Former NBA President, Olumide Akpata blamed on the vendor.

Upon assumption of office, the Maikyau led administration while launching an investigation into the unruly scene at the conference, also promised to make the bags available to conferees who didn’t get theirs.

In a statement made available to TheNigeriaLawyer today, the Chairman of the NBA-AGC TCCP, Tobenna Erojikwe announced receipt of the last batch of bags and provide modalities for their dispatch to conferees who did not get theirs at the Conference.

The statement read in part, “We appreciate that some months have passed since the end of the conference but assure you that we have been actively engaging with the vendor to deliver the outstanding conference bags. The circumstances that led to this unfortunate development are now well-known and are fully captured in the Statement issued by the then NBA President on 26th August 2022 to all members of the NBA.

Thankfully, after several engagements and exchanges with the vendor, on Saturday, 19th November 2022, we took delivery of the last consignment of the correct specifications of the conference bags, and so we can now confirm that we have taken delivery of all of the 13,000 conference bags that the NBA ordered for the conference.”

Whilst apologising for all the inconveniences caused, the TCCP chair asked that delegates who were unable to collect their conference bags during the AGC should send a copy of their duly endorsed conference registration tags, along with their photo ID, information regarding their NBA Branch and their telephone number to conference@nigerianbar.org.ng on or before Tuesday, 29th November 2022 to enable record reconciliation and commence distribution as promised.

“We had undertaken to our conferees that all those who were in attendance physically at conference but were unable to collect their conference bags during the conference will have the bags delivered at no additional cost to them. We remain committed to completing this exercise on that basis” the statement concluded.

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