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Deployment of Laws will ensure national stability, development – NBA

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By Ebere Agozie

Mr Afam Okeke, the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Abuja Branch says deployment of laws will ensure national stability and development.

Okeke made this known at a news conference to announce the start of the branch’s 2024 Law Week with theme: ‘Deploying the Law to Attain National Stability and Development’.

“As lawyers, we have a firm belief that once the law is properly deployed, we will have national stability and development as law is key to the development of any country.

“Because of the challenges our country is facing now, we are now suggesting to the political actors and leaders that there is the need to deploy the law to solve the issues bedeviling the country, ranging from the economy and insecurity to other challenges.

“ We don’t have shortage of laws, we have sufficient laws to solve our problems but the challenge is in doing the right things’’.

He said the seven day programme for the Law Week would include four sessions of discussion of different topics, one of which is ‘The Role of the Judiciary in Upholding Democratic Values and Principles in Nigeria’.

“Looking at the legality of constituency project issues recently raised at the National Assembly, we thought it wise to bring eminent legal practitioners and other knowledgeable Nigerians to discuss the legality or otherwise of constituency projects.

“We have to look into the law and constitution to know if we are doing the right thing’’.

Okeke added that insecurity, which is one of the challenge facing the country will be discussed under the topic: `Using Technology and Other Non-Kinetic Means to Solve Insecurity Challenges in Nigeria’.

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He believed that at the end of the session, participants should be able to get an insight on how to contribute towards tackling the insecurity challenges in the country.

He added that the branch would visit an orphanage and also some of their members who are facing one challenge or another to encourage them and give them a sense of belonging. (NAN)

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Edited by Sadiya Hamza

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