JS Okutepa, SAN Frowns At The NBA Conference Material Received After Paying N200,000


JS Okutepa,SAN, has that said the NBA has lost the moral right to advocating and claiming the right to promoting the rule of law in Nigeria.
In his statement made available to TheNigerialawyer, Okutepa, SAN, sounded truly disappointed at the kind of items he received as conference materials after paying a whopping sum of N200,000 for the conference.
According to him “In the running of the affairs of NBA and even in the ongoing conference does NBA as professional association of lawyers respect and observe the rule of law?
“The association itself and its leadership have subverted and have been subverting the will of lawyers and the rule of law on several occasions.
He also stated that “On many occasions, lawyers who paid and have being paying their annual practising fees and conference fees have been cheated and not well taken care of.
“For instance, I paid #200,000.00 for this conference and what I got yesterday was just a bag, writing pad and biro without any material in the bag. The bag, the biro and the writing pad cannot be more than #5,000.00 in any market. Yet there will no accountability.
“Lawyers are being cheated in their own association and nobody cares. I think NBA has lost the moral right to talk of promoting the rule of law and due process. The leaders of the profession have all decided to adopt sidon look attitude.
He further stated that “Many have argued and pleaded for us to forget and forge ahead in NBA. NBA has been wounded by its leaders and the leadership wants the wound healed on the large iron piecing the body of the association. How can we heal the wounds of NBA without first removing the iron.
“It is an irony that NBA as physician cannot heal itself yet it is prescribing cures for ailments plaguing our society.
“For me, the way we are going unless something is done and urgently too lawyers may be forced to take their destinies in their hands,” he added.