By Tom Amakri, Port Harcourt
President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged the newly inaugurated leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to partner with his administration in tackling the challenges currently facing the nation.
The President, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, made the call in a congratulatory message to the NBA on the successful inauguration of its new executive, which took place in Port-Harcourt.
“As the new executive settles down to work, the President looks forward to having a strong and sustainable relationship with the leaders, especially in jointly tackling the challenges currently facing the nation,” the President said.
Buhari, who congratulated the new leadership of the NBA led by Mr Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), commended the outgoing executive led by Augustine Alegeh for the resourceful exchange of ideas, commitment and support for national development.
He urged the new President of the NBA to use his vast experience in private practice, and public service, garnered over the years, to build on the legacies of his predecessor and contribute to reforms across the country.
He prayed that the almighty God would grant the new NBA executive the wisdom to realise their vision for the association, and the country.