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NBA Assist Young Members with Cash Palliative in Bauchi


NBA Assist Young Members with Cash Palliative in Bauchi

Bashir Hassan

In an effort to ameliorate the hardship facing its members especially during the lockdown period when offices and markets are not fully operational to curtail the spread of coronavirus, the leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Bauchi state branch has gave out monetary assistance to over 60 young lawyers in the state.

Chairman of state NBA, Barrister Abubakar Abdulhamid Bununu while flagging off the distribution of the cash to beneficiaries at the state Ministry of Justice explained that the sum of N600, 000 was earmarked to support the beneficiaries.

He added that, “We shared palliatives to young lawyers and vulnerable among the lawyers. When I say vulnerable, I mean those that have special condition deserving that palliative” .

“Since the lockdown in courtrooms all over the federation, we are more concerned with our young lawyers that do not engage into any other businesses. We feel the issue of this pandemic has gotten them down and we feel we need to do something to our members”. He stated

Also speaking, the state Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General of the State, Barrister Yakubu Bello Kirfi said that the palliative initiated and executed by the leadership of the NBA was a highly commendable effort.

“This is the first time I think in the history of NBA in Bauchi that such welfare is being spearheaded to take care of the younger lawyers and those identified to be in dire need particularly those suffering from illnesses”, Kirfi said .

His response on behalf of the beneficiaries, the Chairman of the Young Lawyers Forum (YLF) Bauchi state chapter, Barrister Abbas Muazu expressed appreciation to the Nigerian Bar Association for their compassion and assistance saying it would mitigate the hardship faced by the legal practitioners as a result of the closure of courts.

He also advised lawyers to diversify their source of incomes by engaging in farming and or teaching the profession in higher institutions of learning which are the only two occupations they are permitted to undertake while they practice law.

NBA Assist Young Members with Cash Palliative in Bauchi

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