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NBA seeks adoption of ACJA in Taraba

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The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro (SAN) has advocated for the domestication of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) in Taraba State.

The NBA president stated this during the training for legal and criminal justice practitioners in the state on the implementation of the Act in the state organized in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation in Jalingo.

Usoro, who was represented by the National Assistant Publicity Secretary of the NBA, Akorede Habib Lawal, commended the interface between the Bar and the Bench which was evident in the number of High Court Judges including led by the Chief Judge of Taraba State and other judicial officials to the workshop.

Also, the Project Coordinator of the NBA-MacArthur project, Victor Abasiakan Ekim Esq. stated that the cardinal roles of the NBA is the promotion of public interest advocacy. He highlighted the limit placed on the uniform application of the new law which empowers all states to make own laws.

On the Approach and Activities in Taraba State, the Project Coordinator stated that, the NBA shall provide capacity development and continue legal education for legal and criminal practitioners and the general public using e-learning Platform and the training of State-level ACJ Trainers.

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