Dear Distinguished Colleagues,

Its Easter. It is a celebration of the life of our Lord, Jesus Christ whose earthly life epitomized great sacrifice and love.

The virtues of our Lord Jesus cannot become more apt than it is at the present moment we live in.

The Coronavirus pandemic has hit us all in different ways and manners. It has changed life as we knew it.

As our frontline medical personnel are sacrificing their energy and time and in some cases their lives to fight this scourge, as citizens- particularly lawyers, we must remain responsible and abide by the directives of Government to maintain physical distancing and sit at home. This is a sacrifice we should all make in the interest of humanity.

The NBA appreciates the efforts of NBA branches and senior members of the bar rendering assistance to members during this period. We commend you.

Going forward, the NBA is in advance consultation with bar leaders with a view to coordinating and streamlining these efforts (including an early release of the 10% of BPF to the branches).

As said by the President of the NBA, Paul Usoro,SAN in his Covid-19 Release of 22/3/2020, “these dark days of Covid-19 will pass. These dark days are only for a while…”

May this Easter give all of us the strength and hope for a better tomorrow and forever.

Thank you and have a safe celebration.

Kunle Edun
National Publicity Secretary, Nigeria Bar Association.

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