President Muhammadu Buhari has called on lawyers across the country to sustain the integrity of Nigeria’s judicial system. The President made the call on Sunday while declaring open the fifty-eigth Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He urged the lawyers to uphold and improve the sanctity and integrity of the nation’s judicial and electoral institutions which play a fundamental role in the sustenance and growth of Nigeria’s democracy.
President Buhari urged the legal practitioners to ensure that they work for the peaceful coexistence of the citizens, especially as the nation prepares for the 2019 general elections.
He also asked them to join forces with the government in tackling the security challenges facing the nation, stressing that those practicing the law can only enjoy doing so when the country is at peace.