Alex Muoka,the former Chair of Nigerian Bar Association,Lagos branch has issued a message felicitating with the Eastern Bar Forum(EBF) as the group meet in Port harcourt this weekend.
He urged them to accomodate matters affecting the country in their deliberations .His message to the group obtained by Courtroom Mail is as follows:
As the Eastern Bar Forum (of the Nigerian Bar Association) meets this weekend in the Garden City of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, I congratulate (again) the new leadership led by HE (Governor) Soseipriye Long Williams – the Chairman of the Governing Council of the EBF. In the short time since assuming office, the EBF Governor has demonstrated clear signs of purposeful leadership and a renewed direction for the Forum.
Although the focus of the Forum is primarily to cater for the interest of its members within the larger body of the Nigerian Bar Association, the perilous times in which we live warrant that the EBF take a more active interest in the affairs of our beleaguered country.
I therefore urge members and friends of EBF as we all converge in Port Harcourt to include issues of compelling national urgency in the deliberations. As the most structured and vibrant regional fora within the NBA, the EBF must lead the discourse, identify the problems and begin to proffer solutions.
Journey mercies to and fro to all travelling delegates, and greetings to our reputedly warm and gracious Port-Harcourt hosts.
NBA Lagos Branch