NBA inaugurates Human Rights Institute board

…Task body on protection of human rights

The Nigerian Bar Association NBA, has inaugurated the Board of the Nigerian Bar Association Human Rights Institute, NBA-HRI.
NBA President, Mr. Yakubu Maikyau, SAN, at the event, tasked the Institute on protection and enhancement of human rights of the citizenry.
NBA National Publicity Secretary, Akorede Lawal in a statement, said:
“The President of the NBA, Mr. Maikyau, OON, SAN has inaugurated the Board of the Nigerian Bar Association Human Rights Institute (NBA-HRI).
Mr. Yakubu Maikyau, SAN
“The inauguration, which took place at the NBA Headquarters, August 18, 2023, had in attendance the Chairman of the Board of the NBA-HRI, Mr. Chinonye Obiagwu, SAN, Mrs. Linda Rose Bala, 1st Vice President of the NBA, Prof. Joy Ezeilo, SAN, Mr. Usman Sule, SAN former Welfare Secretary of the NBA and other members of the Board.
“Mr. Maikyau urged the Board members to appreciate the fact that the legal profession is best positioned to ensure the enhancement of human rights in Nigeria.
“He  said that the protection of human rights is at the core of the objectives of the NBA, an objective the NBA-HRI under their care is expected to pursue with vigour and commitment.
“The NBA President expressed his belief that the Board, which is now saddled with the management of the NBA-HRI has the competence and expertise to deliver on this mandate.
“He also approved the continuous occupation by the Institute of the Wing of the former NBA Secretariat in Garki, Abuja.
“It was named after former NBA President and Governor of Ondo State, Arakurin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN.
“In his reaction, the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Obiagwu thanked the NBA President for the appointment of the board members.
“He assured that the NBA-HRI would dutifully deliver on its mandates, even as the Institute was poised to improve on its research and training capacity.
“Recall that the NBA President had by a notice issued on August 4, 2023 reconstituted the Board of the NBA-HRI.
‘The Board immediately set to work by holding its first meeting after the inauguration at the NBA House, the statement added.

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