NBA President vows to deal with “bad eggs” in Nigeria’s judiciary

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The President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Abubakar Mahmud, said on Thursday that the association was working towards restoring the integrity of the judiciary and legal profession.

Mr. Mahmud made this known on the sidelines of the first National Executive Committee Meeting of the Bar, held in Minna.

“We acknowledge that there are problems affecting the Nigerian society and it’s institutions, including the institution of the judiciary.

“But I want to assure you that we are on top of the situation as we are working to rescue and better the integrity of the legal profession and judiciary,” he said

He stressed that allegations of corruption against some members of the Bar and the Bench should not undermine the significant contribution of the judiciary to nation building‎.

“The current situation should not underrate the contribution that the legal profession and judiciary are making.

“A few bad eggs in the system should not lead to a total condemnation of the institution of the judiciary”, he added.

On Federal Government’s prosecution of members of the Bar accused of corruption, Mr. Mahmud said the NBA would follow up with its own disciplinary processes if the allegations were established at the end of the day‎.

According to him, the legal profession and the judiciary still enjoy enormous goodwill and respect of Nigerians despite‎ the recent development.

He stated that the NBA was willing to cooperate with the Federal Government in fishing out corrupt elements, adding that the war on corruption should be done in accordance with due process.

(NAN)


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  • Opekete

    Justice has been on sale in Nigeria ever since I know there is something called judiciary. I have witnessed it closely both from the lawyers office and the hallowed chamber of the court. From the local magistrates and now to the highest sit of the court system. The greatest damage that could be done to the rule of law is judicial corruption. The executive could be tamed and the legislators could be dealt with but when the judiciary to awol on the people, we are done. Therefore what we need is radical purge and not the disciplinary nonsense being spewed by the NBA president.

  • Rommel

    This man should shut up i

  • Spoken word

    the NBA is just waking up

  • MO the Observer

    Evil judiciary

  • Babawale

    Why did it take him so long to comment on the corruption in the judiciary, they are all unrepentant thieves .

    • Mufu Ola

      When did become NBA Presido? Just recently so he couldn’t have been commenting on it except as Mahmud Abubakar.

  • john peters

    Begin with okon Abang

    • Mufu Ola

      Why & how?

  • Gerald Okoduwa

    Let the NBA president first deal with himself. He’s a bad egg in the legal profession. Corruption cannot probe corruption.

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    • MO the Observer

      ogbeni, you no go go find better work do? na mugu make you dey find about… i pity your generation

  • tundemash

    F00lish NBA ! Were they not organising press conference criticizing the arrest of the rogue judges and in the process misguiding the professional wailers on PT and SaharaReporters ?