The Nigerian Bar Association has resolved that the invitation to the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai by the 2020 Annual General Conference Planning committee be withdrawn.
The Precision NG reports that this was the decision of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NBA at its meeting held in Abuja, the nations capital.
A terse message obtained on the Twitter page of the association read:
“The National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association at its ongoing meeting resolves that the invitation to the Kaduna State Governor, H.E. Nasir El-Rufai by the 2020 Annual General Conference Planning committee be withdrawn and decision communicated to the Governor.”
The inclusion of Mr El-Rufai among the guest speakers at the NBA’s annual general, scheduled for August 26-29, had drawn a lot of criticisms from both lawyers and human rights activists.
Many lawyers questioned Mr El Rufai’s human rights records and commitment to the rule of law. They also accused Mr El Rufai of not doing enough to end the killings in the southern part of his state, Kaduna.