NBA Unveils 2024 AGC Logo, Theme; Announces Okonjo-Iweala as Keynote Speaker


The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), on Thursday, unveiled the theme and logo for its 2024 annual Lawyers Conference set to hold in Lagos State.

The conference is expected to have in attendance about 20,000 lawyers from across the country.

The NBA also announced Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), as the keynote speaker for the 2024 Conference.

President of the NBA, Yakubu Maikyau, SAN while unveiling the logo and theme of the Conference said there was a need for lawyers to fully appreciate the important role they could play in advancing the course of national development.

According to him, “The fact is that we, as lawyers, need to change our attitude on how we do things. If we are where we are today and not happy about it, then we have to change the way we do things”.

Maikyau further noted that in the face of myriads of problems confronting the nation, there was a need for more lawyers to embrace the challenge of becoming agents of change.

“Sometimes, one wonders what is really wrong, considering the fact that Nigeria is potentially the greatest country on the face of the Earth. But our experience does not reflect these potentials.

“We all know the blessings and how endowed we are as a country. Both in terms of the mineral resources and human resources. When you go across the world, you will see Nigerians doing exploits in different fields. It makes one wonder what exactly we are not getting right as a nation.

“I believe that our attitude is mainly responsible for where we are today and what we are experiencing.

“This is why we have decided that a great personality like Dr. Okonjo-Iweala will be the keynote speaker for our conference this year.

“She is a woman that has accomplished several feats; a role model and a distinguished Nigerian”.

He added, saying the theme of the 2024 NBA conference scheduled to be held in Lagos from August 23 to 30, would be: “Pressing Forward: A National Posture For Rebuilding Nigeria.”

He said the NBA, which prides itself as the largest association of lawyers in the world, strategically chose the Eagle as the symbol of its scheduled conference.

In her own remarks, the Chairperson of the Conference Planning Committee, Mrs. Oyinkasola Badejo-Okusanya, noted that a total of 16, 000 lawyers took part in the last NBA conference, she said over 20,000 legal practitioners were expected to participate this year.

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