The leadership of African Bar Association (AFBA) has assured participants in its 2017 Annual General Conference holding in Port Harcourt from this weekend to deliver a world class international conference.
In a chat with The Nation, the Vice President (Budget) of the association who also was a former General Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Ibrahim Eddy Mark said: ‘’The conference will be fantastic, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) under the chairmanship of Rivers State Governor, Chief Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, has done a marvelous job. The host governor is ready to showcase the wonders of Port Harcourt to the world’’
On the security of the conferees, he said: ‘’Port Harcourt is safe, nothing is happening here, we have hosted several national and international events here in recent times”
The National Vice-Chairman Northwest of the ruling All Progressives congress (APC), Mr. Inuwa Abdul Kadir who is also chairman of Nigerian Forum and chairman of the Marketing and contacts committee for the conference said: “ The conference will be a tremendous success, we have made the right contacts, we have created the required awareness, we have visited our colleagues in high and low places to create awareness for the conference.
‘’We visited the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Corporate Affairs Commission ( CAC), Bauchi State Governor, M.A. Abubakar, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara and so on
‘’The Conference theme “Overcoming the Legal Challenges of Doing Business in Africa” is apt, Keynote Speaker who is the immediate past President of the Republic of Tanzania Dr. Jakaya M. Kikwete , other Heads of State, past, present and distinguished personalities from across the Continent and outside are expected to attend the Conference.
‘’It promises to be an interesting conference indeed” Abdul Kadir stated.