15 February 2021 By Victoria Abah
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has called on the African Bar Association, AFBA, to ensure African lawyers compete favourably with their counterparts around the world.
The CJN who stated this while receiving the leadership of AFBA led by its President, Mr Hannibal Uwaifo in Abuja, stressed the need for the bar to shun unethical conduct such as corruption in the discharge of their duties for the bench to emulate.
He also thanked the delegation, assuring of his maximum support to the AFBA activities.
Earlier, Uwaifo while briefing the CJN on the visit explained that the AFBA, 2021 Annual Conference which was scheduled to hold next month in Niger Republic had been postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The President who said the theme for the conference is “Setting an Agenda for transformative change in Africa’’ formally invited the CJN to the conference coming up in August this year in Niger Republic.
Uwaifo who told the CJN that the visit was on behalf of the chairman of AFBA Governing Council, Mr Joseph B Daudu (SAN) added that it was also part of the Association’s continuous consultations with Chief Justices of Supreme Courts across the continent.
Uwaifo and his entourage were received by the CJN and some Justices of the Supreme Court.