It is with a great sense of humility and commitment to the growth of the legal profession in Nigeria that I solicit your support in my quest to serve as a member of the General Council of the Bar.
As you may have known, the elections into the August Body, would coincide with the election for national officers of the Nigeria Bar Association on Saturday, 16th July, 2022.
The Legal Practitioners Act imposes a number of responsibilities on the General Council of the Bar and these includes;
A. General management of the affairs of Bar, subject to the limitations provided by the NBA Constitution
B. Powers to make rules of account to be kept by Legal Practitioners
C.Powers to make and revise rules of professional conduct etc.
Over the years, activities of the Body have been overshadowed by a number of factors, the bulk of which cannot be disconnected from administrative lapses and these lapses has reduced it to a Body that exists in principle in spite of the critical position it occupies in the pyramid of the legal profession in Nigeria.
To address this problem, there is the need for members of the Council to be committed persons who would drive it towards its statutory potentials and I believe I have what it takes to deliver in this regard.
I have been privileged to serve our Association in various capacities both at the National and branch level and my excellent records speak for itself.
By the special grace of God, I will be handing over the baton as your National Publicity Secretary at our forthcoming Annual General Conference and it was a great delight to serve the Bar.
I am convinced that service to the Bar in these capacities has afforded me the requisite skills and administrative know-how to partake in piloting the affairs of an auspicious organ such as the General Council of the Bar.
If you elect me as a member of the Body, I promise to leverage the experiences gathered from my years of service to assist in redirecting and refocusing the organization to its optimal height.
Thanks for your time.
Dr. Rapulu Nduka