NBA 2020 Election: Entertainment lawyer backs Akpata’s bid to reposition association



Ahead of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) 2020 election, an entertainment lawyer, Rockson Igelige has backed Olumide Akpata’s bid to the association as its President.

Igelege in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja, he described Akpata, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) as a lawyer with a 21st century mindset

He said that a vote for Akpata as the new NBA president would mean a departure from analog to a digital NBA.

He called on all entertainment and Intellectual Property (IP) lawyers to massively vote for Akpata as the next president of NBA to take the association to the next level.

Igelige noted that Akpata had a vast range of experience and knowledge to properly the NBA as the most dominant organisation in Nigeria with global standards.

He described Akpata as an experienced lawyer and Senior Partner and Head of the Corporate and Commercial Practice of Templars, which had been in existence for 25 years.

“Akpata has the first class technical know-how to rebrand and raise the standard of NBA to meet global standards.

“We are in an era where digitalisation has become a necessity for success, the NBA has operated in the analog for too long and this has hindered our successes as the most dominant organisations in Nigeria.

“There is no better time than now to rebrand the NBA to meet up with global standard through digitalisation.’’

Igelige urged lawyers, mostly the entertainment and IP   to take advantage of the opportunity offered to elect Akpata as the next NBA President.

“As IP lawyers, we cannot joke with the upgrade of our knowledge, which is rooted on digitalisation; the world has changed and still changing very fast.

“We need a vibrant leader with knowledge of modern day reality which is what Akpata represents,’’ he said.

He said Akpata had helped to build one of the most successful and largest chambers, Templars in Nigeria.

He said that such expertise, experience and knowledge were needed at this crucial time in the history of NBA to move the association to the “next level that we all deserve”. (NAN)

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