The Nigerian Bar Association has requested the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to tackle the growing brain drain in the country.
Daily Trust reported that the NBA President, Yakubu Maikyau, gave the charge in Abuja on Monday during the presentation of the logo for the 63rd Annual General Conference of the association
The ceremony marked the opening of portal for the registration of lawyers that would participate in the conference billed to hold from August 25 to September 1.
Maikyau decried that Nigerian-trained professionals excelled in various fields abroad but failed to do so at home.
He said, “It is our responsibility as lawyers to build this nation, whether we know it or not. No other profession is positioned to take the lead in the recovery and repositioning of the nation than the legal profession.
“We hear stories of how medical practitioners and other resources that came out of this country are doing well outside the country.
“If you go to the aviation industry abroad, they are there. Check the business sector and even NASA, we have Nigerians doing very well abroad.
“What then is happening in this country? Why is it that when we get out of the shores of the country, we excel? There must be something that we are not doing well at home here.”
Chairman, NBA Conference Committee, Afam Osigwe (SAN), said the association had made the necessary arrangements to host the programme in Abuja including subsiding the fees by 50 percent to ensure maximum participation by young lawyers nationwide, while those above 70 year of age would register free of charge.