NBA-AGC 2019: Conference Fees, Would be Pocket Friendly. – Kunle Edun

Nigeria Bar Association Conference (File)

The 2019 Technical Committee on Conference Planning of NBA has allayed the fear of members over the cost of this year’s Annual General Conference noting that same would be pocket friendly.

The above information was given as part of the update from the TCCP by the National Publicity Secretary of the NBA and member of the TCCP Mr. Kunle Edun.

Below is Mr. Edun’s update:

Good morning, dear noble colleagues. Recall that the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Paul Usoro, SAN with the approval of the National Executive Committee of the NBA, set up the the NBA Technical Committee on Conference Planning, chaired by Mr. Gbenga Oyebode.  The TCCP has since swung into action and the members of the Committee are working hard to ensure that NBA members have the best conference.

Lagos is the host State for this year and Eko Hotels Convention Centre will host the plenary sessions of the AGC which will hold between August 23/8/ 2019 to 30/8/2019.

At the last NEC meeting of the NBA held in Abuja in Abuja on 28/3/2019 the TCCP Chairman presented the Committee’s report to NEC. NEC approved the report and members will be advised soon on the conference fees, which would be pocket friendly.

Eko Hotels Convention Centre has a capacity of of 5000 persons (theatre style) but appropriate arrangements have also been made by the Committee and the management of the Eko Hotel to accommodate more conferees within the same facility. It is a fact that there are very few facilities in Nigeria that have 5000 sitting capacity. TCCP assures members that every measure would be taken to ensure that conferees have a memorable conference.

TCCP is presently compiling a compendium of personalities of international repute as keynote Speaker, Sessions’ Speakers and discussants. The various topics for discussions are woven round the theme of the AGC, which is FACING THE FUTURE. This theme is apposite considering the contemporary challenges  the legal Profession, the Judiciary, the business world and the country are being confronted with, and the need to chart a workable solution to these challenges.

The TCCP is also working with the Local Organizing Committee to put in place a robust package of social events, so that members and their families can have a fun-filled and relaxing time at the Lagos Conference.

TCCP enjoins members to disregard some false news going the rounds that the Conference venue has not been booked. This false news was said to have been the outcome of a conversation with NBA Secretariat staff using the NBA toll free line that Eko Hotel Convention Center has not been firmed up. This is a lie from the pit of hell. The purveyor of this false news also cast aspersion on the integrity of the person of the NBA President and his family. This is highly unbecoming of a lawyer of any age at the bar.

This ill manner notwithstanding, the NBA is glad that the recently commissioned toll free line has been confirmed to be working efficiently. The NBA toll free line is one of the policies initiated by the President of the NBA to enable members have easy accessibility to the National Secretariat, and this is confirmed by the conversation that the author of the false news was said to have had with the staff of the Secretariat. We enjoin members to take advantage of this facility to tell us how we can affect you more positively. The toll free line is 08003331111.

TCCP shall keep members informed with further developments as they arise.

Thank you.
Kunle Edun, Esq.
National Publicity Secretary, NBA/Member TCCP.

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