The Association of Legislative Drafters and Advocacy Practitioners, ALDRAP, has congratulated the new President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, SAN as he takes over the affairs of the Nigerian Bar.
In a letter dated 9th September, 2022, ALDRAP through its Secretary, Tonye Clinton Jaja said:
Mr. President, Sir.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR EMERGENCE AS NEW PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION
The entire members of the Association of Legislative Drafting and Advocacy Practitioners (ALDRAP) wish to congratulate you on your successful election and inauguration as the new President of the Nigerian Bar Association.
We reckon that you have set the tone for your administration within the first few weeks of your tenure of office by inaugurating a committee to probe into the incidence at the just concluded NBA National Conference which brought our esteemed profession to great disrepute. Once more, we felicitate with you on this.
Our Association (ALDRAP) is a Not-for-Profit Organisation established in the year 2017 and accredited by the Nigerian Bar Association’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education as providers of Continuing Legal Education, in pursuance of Rule 11 of the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners 2007, and we hope to build a working relationship with your good office in this regards.
We have over 500 registered members who are lawyers that are employed at the National Assembly of Nigeria, and the State Houses of Assembly in Nigeria. The membership of our Association cut across many countries in Africa including: Republic of The Gambia. Kenya, Tanzania, and Lesotho amongst others.
In fostering the object of our association, we remain committed to training and re-training lawyers in the field of Legislative Drafting which is an area of law that has received little attention in Nigeria notwithstanding its significance in the development of our legal system.
Please accept our esteemed congratulations once more. We wish you a fruitful tenure in office while looking forward to fruitful partnership and collaboration with your good office.