President Bola Tinubu on Sunday flagged-off the Nigeria Bar Association’s conference held in Abuja.
Earlier, President of the NBA, Mr. Yakubu Maikyau, OON, SAN, had disclosed to newsmen during a pre-conference press briefing that the event would be the largest gathering of lawyers in the world.
According to him, as at press time, over 17, 000 legal practitioners in the country had registered to physically participate in the conference held at the National Stadium in Abuja, on Sunday, August 27.
He said, “The theme of the conference is ‘Getting It Right, Charting The Course Of Nigeria’s Nation Building’.
“The aim is to galvanize lawyers to effectively play their role in the building a nation that we will all be proud of.
“Nigeria has all it takes to be a great nation and we believe that with the right leadership, we will get it right.
“Security, economy and the administration of justice are the key thematic areas of the national guide.
“Without peace and security in the nation, we are not going to experience any national growth.
“Therefore, discussions at the conference will focus on these three thematic areas. They are all interwoven and they are elements responsible for the recovery and repositioning of the country.
“Already, we have registered over 17, 000 lawyers that indicated the desire to attend the conference in person. There are also others that registered to participate virtually.