The Nigerian Bar Association has canceled its invitation to Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State to speak at the association’s annual general conference.
The decision was taken by the association after its just-concluded National Executive Committee meeting.
SaharaReportes reported that NBA took the decision so that the governor can have more time to focus on the killings in Southern part of Kaduna State.
It will be known that several Nigerian lawyers had expressed their discontent over the decision of the NBA Leadership to invite the Kaduna State Governor, El-Rufai as a guest speaker at the conference which holds from August 26-29.
Other Nigerians billed to speak at the conference include, Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party at the 2019 election; Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State; Tunde Bakare, a cleric and Chairman, African Advisory Council of the Royal Commonwealth Society; Oby Ezekwesili, an activist and former minister; and Salamatu Suleiman, immediate-past ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security.
Other speakers at the conference include Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives; and Tanko Muhammad, Chief Justice of Nigeria; Olusegun Obasanjo, a former President; Ike Ekweremadu, former Deputy Senate President; and Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation.