Distinguished Colleagues, 

In a meeting between the NBA President, Mr. Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau OON, SAN, and the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu held on Thursday, 9th February 2023 to discuss the forthcoming 2023 general elections, the NBA President pledged the NBA’s support to INEC in the conduct of free, fair, credible, inclusive and verifiable elections emphasizing that we [the legal profession] owe Nigerians the duty of sincere participation in all election processes. 

In furtherance of our commitment to support INEC as indicated above, the NBA is setting up a team of lawyers to provide pro bono services to INEC for the handling of electoral matters including the prosecution of electoral offences arising from the 2023 general elections. We, therefore, call on interested members of the NBA to submit expressions of interest (EOI) for the provision of pro bono services to INEC under the NBA-INEC pro bono Services Scheme. The EOI should highlight your experience with electoral matters and contain the following information:

1. Name 

2. Branch

3. Supreme Court Number

4. Letter of Good Standing from your branch (Chairman)

5. Evidence of involvement in electoral matters

Kindly submit all EOIs to your branch Chairman who in turn will collate and submit all applications from the branch in a single email to [email protected]

Branch Chairmen are to turn in the collated applications by Friday, 17th February 2023 with the title “Expression of Interest for the NBA-INEC Pro bono Scheme: [Name of Branch]”. 

Thank you.

Akorede Habeeb Lawal 

National Publicity Secretary,

Nigerian Bar Association.

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