Sunday, 17 September 2017

We can do more in partnership, speaker tells NBA

|Azogor Ideba| 18th, September 2017|

The Nigerian Bar Association has been called upon to partner with the state government particularly the House of Assembly to achieve mutually beneficial ends saying ‘we can do more in partnership’.

Cross River State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon John Gaul Lebo made the call recently when the cross River state chapter of the Nigeria Bar Association visited his office in calabar.

He maintained that much more could be achieved if the association collaborated with government, adding that the Assembly was already exploring areas of partnership to enhance its functions with a view to moving the state forward.

On the issue of seeming embargo on land transactions canvased by the association, the Speaker assured that the Assembly would engage the appropriate quarters to ensure that all pending land transactions in the state were duly attended to.

In his speech, the Chairman of NBA Calabar branch, Hon (Dr) Emmanuel Idaka said the visit became necessary to enable the association relate its challenges to the Speaker and members of the Assembly.

He observed that there was allegedly an apparent embargo on land transaction in the state, a situation he decried was scaring potential investors from the state.

Hon Idaka appealed to the Speaker to intervene on the issue while ensuring that the pillage of pending land transactions domiciled with the ministry of lands for about two years were given due consent, adding that all efforts so far to meet with His excellency governor Ben Ayade on issue had been abortive  .

The NBA calabar branch chairman hinted that the Association was willing to partner with the Cross River State House of Assembly to enhance its function and also engender good governance in the state.