The Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State has withdrawn all publications from the LGA purporting to offer legal professional services to the general public. The LGA took the decision following a cease and desist letter to the LGA from the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.
This is contained in a statement made available to Legaldeskng signed by NBA National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Rapulu Nduka
Read The Notice Below
As you may be aware, the attention of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the general public was recently drawn to certain publications ascribed to Amuwo-Odofin Local Government of Lagos State, purporting to offer a wide range of legal services to the public, in breach of the extant laws regulating the practice of law in Nigeria.
Following this, the NBA through its Section on Legal Practice (NBA-SLP) intervened to request the Local Government Council to cease and desist from the offending acts. On the basis of this intervention, the Council has withdrawn the said publications and also pledged to desist from further infringement.
Similar attempts in recent times by other organisations to offer legal services to the public have also been/are being dealt with the NBA.
The NBA reiterates that it will continue to take every step to ensure that the Legal Profession is not brought to disrepute, and accordingly appeals to all lawyers to kindly bring to its attention any such infraction(s) in order for the appropriate steps to be taken.
Please find attached the letter from the Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Council in reaction to NBA’s intervention.
Dr. Rapulu Nduka
Letter from the Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Council in reaction to NBA’s intervention.