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Buhari congratulates NBA President


President Muhammadu Buhari PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA

President Muhammadu Buhari PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA

• Departs For Nairobi To Attend TICAD VI
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on the inauguration of its new executive led by Mr Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud (SAN) at the 2016 Annual General Conference held in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.

In a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari also commended the outgoing executive led by Augustine Alegeh for the resourceful exchange of ideas, commitment and support for national development.

The President meanwhile left Abuja yesterday for Nairobi, Kenya, where he is expected to join other African leaders for the opening of a two-day Tokyo International Conference on African Development, (TICAD VI), scheduled to begin today and end on Sunday.

The President urged Mahmoud to use his vast experience in private practice and public service, garnered over the years, to build on the legacies of his predecessor and contribute to reforms across the country.

“As the new executive settles down to work, the President looks forward to having a strong and sustainable relationship with the leaders, especially in jointly tackling the challenges currently facing the nation.“He prays that the Almighty God will grant the new NBA executive the wisdom to realise their vision for the association and the country.”

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