The logo, theme and registration portal for the 2023 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Annual Conference were unveiled on Monday, May 15, 2023 in Abuja.
Speaking at the unveiling of this year’s theme. – “GETTING IT RIGHT” the NBA President Yakubu Chnonoko Mailkyau, SAN. noted that it is important for the NBA to get it right since the nation Nigeria as a whole has all the resources in place to give its success the requisite “push”
He, expressed optimism that with the calibre of persons selected to work as members of the conference planning committee 2023, a world class conference would be achieved
While stressing the need for the bar to take it’s rightful place in the state of affairs of the nation, he stressed that lawyers should take the lead in providing leadership and providing direction to the people of this country”
The president also declared the conference registration portal (www.nbaconference.com), open.
On his part the Chairman of the conference organising committee, Mazi Afam Osigwe, SAN, urged lawyers to take advantage of the early bed registration while it last
“The early bed is not going to be extended, once we get to the end we move on. there will be no “abeg ” he said
While underscoring the need for sponsorship for the conference, he added that there is a dire need for cooperation, and collective efforts from members to have a successful conference.
The IT Consultant for the conference, Crystal Digital represented by Mrs Nkiru Okeke gave directives to members on the registration process.
She stated; “You only need to go to the website and type in your supreme court enrollment number and if you do not know that, you only need to type in your name and the rest of your details will follow suit
“If you are not a lawyer you will also be required to type in your name because you do not have a pre+saved data on the database.
Essentially, what we have also done to make it seamless is that everyone who registered in 2021 or 2022, already have their data cached.
“So this means that the data is already saved on the database and you only need to login with the same email you used in 2021 or 2022 and make some few edit, upload your photograph and proceed to pay” she said
Reiterating the point on early bird, she stressed that the close of early bird is June 4 and urged all members to make haste and avoid all avoidable issies with “rush hour” or “last minute” registration.
On complaints, she moted that there is a helpline as well as different avenues to resolve complaints if need be, and these are all on the website.
“There is also a live chat on the website saying “We are here how may I help you” so you get immediate response to whatever issues you may have
“We are ready to receive your registration” she said.
The conference is billed to run from August 25 until September 1, 2023.
The media briefing was held at the NBA secretariat in Abuja .and had in attendance the President of the NBA Mr Yakubu Maikyau OON, SAN, Chairman of the 2023 AGCPC, Mazi Afam Osigwe SAN, Mrs Lora Alakija, Mrs Nkiru Okeke representing Crystal Digital which is the IT consultant for the conference.
Others present were Mrs Linda Bala NBA first Vice President, Mrs Oyikan Badejo, Alternate Chairperson. of the AGCPC, NBA Secretary Mr Adesina Adegbite, Mrs Rhodes Prevail, among others