The Jigawa State Chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has threatened to boycott the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the bar, if the decision to withdraw the invitation of Kaduna state Governor, Nasir EL-Rufai, is not reversed.
On August 20, Nigerian Bar Association announced its decision to withdraw the invitation of Kaduna State Governor EL-Rufai, following a protest by some lawyers who argued that the governor does that represent what the association stands for, as his famously known for his abuse of human rights, therefore shouldn’t be invited to their meeting.
In a statement released, the chairman of NBA in Jigawa state, Abubakar Garba, argued that the governor has not been given a fair hearing to defend himself of the allegations of human rights abuses some members of the profession levelled against him. The state chapter argue that if Governor Nyesom Wike who has been accused of human rights abuse can be invited, then they see no reason why Governor el-Rufai should be denied an invitation to the Annual General Meeting.
Read the statement below