Federal Character & YC Maikyau OON, SAN Administration Of NBA

By Sylvester Udemezue, Esq.

Hon Benchers, Learned Silks, Profs, Seniors and Colleagues, and all TLCites, has anyone not observed that the NBA Presidency of Maikyau, SAN, has from its inception, been diligent, devoted in its observance of the principles federal character and in promotion of national integration through national spread of appointments?

I, Felix Chukwuma Ashimole, Esq., co-publisher of Kubwaexpress, wish YLF a successful Summit & Gala-Awards Night.

From my research, it appears there is not even one Committee or Panel constituted by NBA President Y. C. Maikyau, SAN, which does not, at least to a reasonable extent, meet requirements of national spread as is required by the Principles of Federal Character and National Integration.

Why hasn’t NBA President Y. C. Maikyau, SAN, in the typical Nigerian style, flooded all NBA Committees with only his Northern-Nigerian people, and offering on some flimsy excuses, as others have been seen to be doing? Instead of indulging in such parochialism and myopism, it appears that from his Transition Committee in 2022, to all other committees and panels he has constituted, President Y C Maikyau, SAN, has worked hard and effectively ensured that all segments of Nigeria are carried along in virtually every appointment he has made since his assumption of office in 2022, thereby ensuring there has been no predominance (in any committee) of lawyers from a few states or from a few ethnic or other sectional or religious groups to the exclusion of the others. Besides, and in order to promote national integration, Y. C. Maikyau, SAN has been seen to ensure that in all his appointments so far, there has been no discrimination shown against anyone on the grounds of place of origin, sex, religion, status, ethnic or linguistic association or ties., Mr Maikyau’s NBA presidency has promoted a feeling/sense of belonging and of involvement among lawyers from the various segments of Nigeria, thereby indirectly ensuring that loyalty to the NBA has overridden any sectional loyalties or loyalties to other divisive organizations within the profession.
I shall write further on this, to provide facts (based on research, to buttress this assertion, as a way of encouraging future leaders to try to carry everyone along, and of moving those current leaders who are not doing well in promoting national integration, *such as the current leadership of the NBA-SPIDEL,* to retrace their steps in the interest of the NBA, the legal profession and of national unity and cohesion within the legal profession.
Yours faithfully, Sylvester Udemezue (udems)
Proctor, Reality Ministry of Justice (RMJ)

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