New President of the Nigerian Bar Association ( NBA) Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud SAN has taken his oath of office.
The swearing in took place at the end of the 56th Annual General Conference of the NBA in port Harcourt ,Rivers State.
While performing his first official assignment, he has sworn in his executive members who will together run the NBA for the next 2 years.
In his acceptance speech he commended the outgoing executive members led by Austine Alegeh, for several innovations that were introduced into the NBA especially the universal e-voting by the NBA.
The swearing in ceremony was witnessed by the Governors of Rivers State Nyesome Wike and Sokoto State Alhaji Tambawal as well as the past governor of Kano State, Alhaji Kwakwanso.
He called upon his opponent JK Gadzama to join hands with him and work for the Bar, adding that he should learn from the former President Goodluck Jonathan.
He promised to pursue the overall national interest.