We adopt the position of the NBA President on the purported amended RPC 2020. We condemn in totality the action of the HAGF who unilaterally amended RPC without recourse to the General Bar Council and /or Nigerian Bar Association.
For all intents and purposes, the power that the Attorney General of the Federation ascribed to himself pursuant to Section 12(4) of the Legal Practitioners Act does not belong to him but the General Bar Council. He cannot exercise the power without the concurrence and/or the approval of the General Bar Council.
We reiterate our support for the NBA President in this cause and urge the Nigerian Bar Association to approach the Court immediately for Interlocutory Order directing that the Status Quo Ante be maintained. It is important to overhaul the composition of the General Council of the Bar in the interest of the future of our profession.
Chairman, NBA, Ado-Ekiti Branch