With 17 days to close of payment of Bar Practicing Fee (BPF), the Chairman, NBA Welfare Committee, Y.C.Maikyau, SAN has appealed to lawyers, especially those of NBA Bwari, to make required sacrifices and pay their BPF, as well as their local dues within time.
In a flyer circulated by Barnabas Henry, NBA Bwari PRO, the Learned Silk urged lawyers “to access the NBA automatic life insurance cover of up to N2M and other benefits provided by the Welfare Committee. Please go to www.nigerianbar.org.ng and pay your BPF before the 31st March”
He further circulated a bullet point step by step on how to pay online.
Apart from benefits of the package by the Welfare Committee, payment of BPF on or before 31st March, entitles you 2 packs of stamp free(a fulfillment of Akpata’s campaign promise.)
The payment of BPF after initial hiccups, has been made seamless and the Olumide Akpata led administration has also removed the charges earlier incurred by lawyers for using the online platform to pay.
Lawyers are happy with this but still want the platform to be democratized rather than allowing only one platform, to have monopoly of collecting BPF.