NBA collaborating with Supreme Court to get Enrolment Numbers for lawyers



The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Friday said it collaborating with the Supreme Court of Nigeria, resolve complaints from lawyers who have not been issued their  Enrolment Numbers.

This contained in a statement by  the NBA national Publicity secretary, Dr Rapulu Nduk.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the supreme court Enrolment number a unique number for every lawyer who has been successfully called the Nigerian Bar, and duly enlisted in the roll of the Surpreme Court.

”The enrolment number similar a gate pass as it imprinted on the seal of legal practitioners, and also required be produced by every lawyer for any documentation.

”Recently, there has been complaints from lawyers newly called the bar, that they were yet be issued with their numbers.

“The NBA has recently been inundated with credible complaints from legal practitioners especially those called to the Nigerian Bar in recent years who are yet to be issued their Supreme Court Enrollment Numbers.

“As you may be aware, the issuance of enrollment to legal practitioners called to the Nigerian Bar within the exclusive administrative competence of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

“However, where are not issued at the point of enrollment, the NBA typically interfaces with the supreme court authorities to ensure that the process of issuing the numbers made seamless.

“In playing this role, the NBA has become fully seized of systemic issues that have affected the issuance of these supreme court enrollment to these affected members of the legal profession.

“The NBA, therefore, wishes to notify its members, especially those affected, that the leadership of the NBA currently working with the supreme court to sort these lingering issues,” he said

The NBA also assures affected members that, with the suspension of the JUSUN industrial action, these issues would hopefully be resolved very soon. (NAN)