NBA Constitutes Public Interest Litigation Committee, Appoints Dr. Charles Mekwunye As Chair
Posted: 14/Jan/2021

*Says Public Interest Litigation Committee Is To Restore Public Confidence In Law As Tool For Checking Abuse of Power

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Olumide Akpata, has set up a Public Interest Litigation Committee.

NBA Constitutes Public Interest Litigation Committee, Appoints Dr. Charles  Mekwunye As Chair - TheNigeriaLawyer
In a statement made available to TheNigeriaLawyer signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Dr Rapulu Nduka, NBA said the community is to take steps to restore public confidence in law as tool for bringing solution to societal issues and checking abuse of power.

Members of the Committee include Dr. Charles Mekwunye (Chairman); Dr. Olumide Ayeni, SAN (Co-Chairman); Chairman NBA – SPIDEL (Dr. Paul Ananaba, SAN); and Kunle Edun amongst others

Read the full statement below:

Dear Colleagues,

In a recent statement issued by the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, he noted that recent events in the nation have reinforced the need for the NBA to activate its public interest litigation machinery to institute actions to challenge and seek judicial intervention on various issues.

To that end, the NBA has now empanelled a 13-member NBA Public Interest Litigation Committee (“PILC”) with a mandate to, among other things, actively take steps to restore and reinforce the faith of the society in law as a veritable tool to bringing solutions to societal issues and checking abuse of power.

The members of the NBA-PILC are:

1. Dr. Charles Mekwunye – Chairman

2. Dr. Olumide Ayeni, SAN – Co-Chairman

3. Chairman NBA – SPIDEL (Dr. Paul Ananaba, SAN)

4. Kunle Edun

5. Aderemi Oguntoye

6. Boonyameen Lawal

7. Solomon Oho

8. Gloria Ballason

9. Malachy Odo

10. Olumide Babalola

11. Baba Isah

12. Amaka Ezeno
 
13. Auwal Yau