President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the new President of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olumide Akpata.
In a statement signed by Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina, Buhari wished Akpata every success in the new position of leading Nigerian lawyers to chart a path of professional development and fulfilment.
Buhari said he believes that the new NBA President, as a lawyer of over two decades, who had held several strategic positions in the legal association, had vast knowledge and experience in litigation, corporate world and the ability to engage government at different levels.
He said such knowledge and experience would be of immense benefits to both the association and all Nigerians, whom he said were looking up to the learned fellows as crucial stakeholders in a modern democracy.
Buhari assured the new leadership of the NBA of the continued cooperation of his administration in addressing the broad range of challenges and opportunities facing the legal profession and the country.