Nigerian Bar Association

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is a non-profit, umbrella professional association of all lawyers admitted to the bar in Nigeria. It is engaged in the promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria. The NBA has an observer status with the African Commission on Human and People's Rights, and a working partnership with many national and international non-governmental organizations concerned with human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria and in Africa.[1]

Nigerian Bar Association
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MottoPromoting the Rule of Law
TypeProfessional Association
PurposePromote legal professionalism
Official language
Secretary General
Jonathan Taidi, Esq.
Paul Usoro, SAN

The NBA is made up of 125 branches, 3 professional sections, 2 specialized institutes, 6 practice-cadre forums, and high level leverage in the political society in Nigeria.

Its National Secretariat is managed from Abuja. Its organizational Structure comprises a National Executive Committee, a National Officers/ Management Board, Sections, forums, committees, Working Groups and a National Secretariat with a manpower strength of 34 staff as at June 2010.

The current president of the Nigerian Bar Association is Paul Usoro, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria [2]

Former Chairmen and PresidentsEdit

Chairmen of the Bar Association were:

Presidents of the Bar Association, who had the same authority as the former Chairmen, were:

Between 1992 and 1998 the NBA had no president, functioning only in branches. After the crisis, presidents were:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "About NBA". Nigerian Bar Association. Retrieved 2010-02-13.
  2. ^ "Alegeh New NBA President".
  3. ^ a b Ike Uko (4 May 2011). "Who Was NBA's First President?". The Daily Independent (Lagos). Retrieved 2011-05-22.