@nsv_australia were most honoured to host a #groundbreaking reception for the most brilliant legal minds and luminaries from Nigeria led by the President of the @nigerianbar (NBA) Barrister Abubakar Mahmoud OON SAN, @officialopnba attended by:
1) His Lordship the Chief Justice of Nigeria Hon Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen and his wife
2) His Excellency Barrister Mohammed Abubakar - Governor, @bauchistate of Nigeria and his wife Aisha who is also a #lawyer
3) Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and Chief Judge of Borno State Hon. Justice Kashim Zannah, other Justices and their spouses
4) Australian Federal High Court Judge Josh Wilson
5) Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) A.U. Mustapha, Yusuf O Ali, Pius A. Akubo
6) Other legal luminaries
7) Nigerian community members in Victoria including the leaders of the Igbo Assoc Victoria Luke Iwunze, Yoruba Heritage Matthew Adetifa and Arewa Assocation Fatima Mahmoud.
The NBA President is leading a legal service trade mission to attend the commonwealth law conference in Melbourne in association with the Law Institute of Victoria. LIV Young Lawyers
The aims and objectives of the mission are to; strengthen the relations between Australia and the Nigeria Government through law, develop partnership between the Nigerian and Australian Bar Association, develop the knowledge and expertise of Nigerian Lawyers on common law, create awareness about Nigerian legal and business climate to organisations interested in doing business in Nigeria and to create networking opportunities for Nigerian lawyers and law firms.
His Excellency Barrister Mohammed Abubakar - Governor, Bauchi State Government of Nigeria talked about concrete and tangible steps his government is taking to diversify the Bauchi economy focusing on three key areas:
1) Agriculture (Bauchi is the 5th largest state in Nigeria)
2) Mining (Bauchi is immensely blessed with bountiful natural resources - few natural resources are NOT found in Bauchi. Bauchi even has Oil)
3) Tourism - Reinvigorating the Yankari Game Reserve and enabling climate to attract tourism
Federal government of Niger