The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, SAN, OON has sympathized with Nigerians and members of the NBA who were affected by floods in numerous towns and villages of Nigeria.
In a letter dated 24th October 2022 addressed to the chairmen of the 125 branches of the NBA, Mr Maikyau SAN OON acknowledged that many Nigerians, including lawyers have been affected by the floods. He directed the chairmen of the 125 branches to compile the list of NBA members directly affected by the flood so that NBA can offer some help and bring succour to them and their families.
In his words, “Nothing will ever replace the lives that have been lost, but we can help by joining hands with the relevant authorities to see that some form of material aid is made to alleviate the sufferings of the people, most especially our colleagues.”
As the government, aid agencies and well-meaning Nigerians continue to find ways to bring relief to affected persons, the NBA calls on the relevant authorities to look into the planning of all Nigerian towns and cities with a view to creating or implementing the plan for natural waterways which serve as precautionary measures against flooding. We also implore all Nigerians to keep following the weather updates and flood alerts published by NEMA and other agencies while ensuring compliance with recommended safety precautions provided therein.
Akorede Habeeb Lawal
National Publicity Secretary, NBA