The Nigerian Bar Association (“NBA”) has recently been inundated with credible complaints from some 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 numbers to legal practitioners called to the Nigerian Bar is within the exclusive administrative competence of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. However, where numbers 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 is made seamless.
In playing this role, the NBA has become fully seised of some systemic issues that have affected the issuance of these Supreme Court Enrollment Numbers 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 is currently working with the Supreme Court to sort these lingering issues. The NBA also assures the affected members that, with the suspension of the JUSUN industrial action, these issues will hopefully be resolved very soon.
Dr. Rapulu Nduka
Nigerian Bar Association