Buhari Congratulates Olumide Akpata, New NBA President

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mr. Olumide Akpata on his election as the President of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), wishing him every success in the new position of leading Nigerian lawyers to chart a path of professional development and fulfillment.

Femi Adesina, Buhari’s spokesman, in a statement on Saturday said, “As a lawyer of over two decades who has held several strategic positions in the legal association, President Buhari trusts that Mr Akpata’s vast knowledge and experience in litigation, corporate world and engaging with government at different levels, will greatly benefit the Bar and indeed all Nigerians, who look up to the learned fellows as crucial stakeholders in a modern democracy.

“President Buhari assures the new leadership of the NBA of the continued cooperation of his administration in addressing the broad range of challenges and opportunities facing the legal profession and the country.”

THEWILL recalls that Akpata, a senior partner at leading commercial law firm, Templars, caused an upset when he defeated two other candidates, who are of the rank of senior advocate of Nigeria, in a landslide to emerge NBA President.