President Muhammadu Buhari seeks Nigerian Bar Association’s support in anti-corruption war

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerian lawyers not to sacrifice the integrity of the country’s legal system in a bid to cover the misdeeds of their clients, no matter how lucrative the brief may be.

Speaking at the opening of the 55th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association- NBA in Abuja, President Buhari called on Nigerian lawyers to support his administration’s war against corruption and help the country return to the path of rectitude by making Nigerian courts functional and effective again.

Stating that the fight against corruption is in reality a struggle for the restoration of law and order, Buhari reminded the lawyers that his administration has so far taken on the challenge of improving security, fighting corruption and revamping the economy, among many others.

The President also urged Nigerian lawyers to work for a more efficient and effective legal system which, he said, will help attract more investments to the country and accelerate the pace of national economic development.

Buhari therefore assured the gathering that his administration will give its full support to the implementation of the required legal reforms if it is convinced that they are in the best interest of the nation.

 



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