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NBA Section on Business Law sponsors 100 young lawyers for annual conference

L-R: Council Members, Mrs Fola Akande and Mr Mena Ajakpovi; COnference Planning Committee Chair, Dr Adeoye Adefulu; NBA-SBL Chairman, Mr Seni Adio, SAN and Conference Vice Chair, Mrs Ozofu Ogiemudia

As this year’s annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA)Section on Business Law(SBL) draws near, over 100 young lawyers are to attend and benefit from the conference.

A member of the conference planning committee, Mrs Ogofu Ogiemudia made this disclosure at the weekend at a press conference heralding the 13th annual conference. She said SBL is sponsoring the young lawyers to introduce them  early into honest principles of business law in Nigeria.

NBA-SBL is one of the specialist sections of the Nigerian Bar Association established to enhance the professional development of Nigerian commercial lawyers, influence government policy, engender and support law and policy reform in Nigeria and indeed Africa.

NBA-SBL is involved in the National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable which is really about creating a better environment for businesses in Nigeria; and the Presidential Initiative known as the PEBEC, which is also aimed at creating an enabling business environment in Nigeria

The current Chairman, Mr Seni Adio SAN has been appointed as private sector Co-Chair of the Nigerian Coalition of Services Industry (NCSI) as well as member of the AfCFTA Presidential Committee for Impact and Readiness Assessment, which was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR on 22nd October 2018.  This is a direct consequence of our focus on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement at the 12th Annual Business Law Conference. 

Part of the objectives of the NBA-SBL include the promotion and delivery of qualitative business services to the public; provision of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) to members of the Section;  guide, assist and organise enlightenment programmes for the Section’s Committees, Legislative bodies and/or parastatals in deliberation, drafting and enactment of legislations pertaining to commercial and business issues in Nigeria.

The Chairman, Conference Planning Committee(CPC) Dr Adeoye Adefulu said that the 2019 Conference will focus on our nation’s economy. “This is a matter of great importance to the Federal Government of Nigeria, the private sector as well as investors”.

He added: “Conference sessions will examine the factors, steps and actions required to ensure economic growth and increase the rates of investment and employment in Nigeria. The role of legal practitioners and the opportunities for business growth and professional capacity development will be central to these discussions”.

The theme of the conference is “Growth, Investments, and Employment: Beyond the Rhetoric”. It holds between June 26 and 28 at Eko Hotels and Suites,  Victoria Island, Lagos.

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