President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and its new president, Mr Yakubu Maikyau (SAN).

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the President said he looks forward to a healthy working relationship with the association and its new leadership.

“President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on successful conclusion of its elections, rejoicing with Mr Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, SAN, who is new leader of the legal body.

“The President congratulates the legal luminary for emerging the 31st President of the highly revered association, which has over the years played a major role in democratic and economic development of the country, with advocacy, counselling and partnership with governments.

“The President salutes the outgoing President of the NBA, Olumide Akpata, and all the national leaders who took the association to a higher level, particularly with building new partnerships and integration of technology.

“President Buhari looks forward to a healthy working relationship with the new national leaders of the NBA, believing the noble and patriotic antecedents of the legal body will be upheld, and further projected to the world,” the statement reads.

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