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Saturday, June 19, 2021


The‌ ‌Coordinating‌ ‌Committee‌ ‌ for the organization of a Capacity Building Workshop for Akwa Ibom Lawyers is ‌proud‌ ‌to‌ ‌announce‌ ‌the‌ ‌commencement‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌series‌ ‌of‌ capacity building workshop sessions for legal practitioners ‌in‌ ‌Akwa‌ ‌Ibom‌ ‌State.‌ 

‌The‌ knowledge-sharing ‌sessions‌ ‌expected‌ ‌to‌ run every Friday and Saturday ‌till‌ ‌August,‌ ‌2021, commenced‌ ‌Friday,‌ ‌June‌ ‌18,‌ ‌2021,‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌seasoned‌ ‌legal‌ ‌practitioner,‌ ‌Mr.‌ ‌Edo‌ ‌Ukpong‌ ‌taking‌ ‌the‌ ‌lawyers‌ ‌through‌ a virtual training ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌topic ‌ “Ethics‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Legal‌ ‌Profession”.‌ Mr. Ukpong is one of Nigeria’s few legal luminaries with expertise in Competition and Regulatory Law and is well reputed in areas such as energy‌ and natural resources, corporate structuring and international business framework.

A‌ ‌cross‌ ‌section‌ ‌of‌ seasoned ‌legal practitioners and other professionals, majority of whom hail from ‌Akwa‌ ‌Ibom‌ ‌State‌, ‌have‌ ‌graciously‌ ‌accepted ‌‌to‌ ‌volunteer‌ ‌their‌ ‌time,‌ ‌resources‌ ‌and‌ ‌experience‌ ‌to‌ ‌impart‌ ‌knowledge‌ ‌to‌ the‌ lawyers.‌ ‌Topics‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌analyzed‌ ‌over the period of the programme will‌ ‌include:‌ ‌

* Ethics‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Legal‌ ‌Profession‌

* Nigerian‌ ‌Decade‌ ‌of‌ ‌Gas:‌ ‌Akwa‌ ‌Ibom‌ ‌State‌ ‌and‌ ‌Opportunity‌ ‌for‌ ‌Lawyers‌ ‌

* The‌ ‌Place‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Judiciary‌ ‌in‌ ‌Infrastructure‌ ‌Development‌ ‌

* Energy‌ ‌Regulation‌ ‌

* Concept‌ ‌of‌ ‌Arbitration‌ ‌in‌ ‌Construction‌ ‌Contracts-QS‌ ‌\Aviation‌ ‌Law‌ ‌

* Arbitration‌

* Establishing‌ ‌and‌ ‌Running‌ ‌a‌ ‌Legal‌ ‌Practice‌

* Opportunities‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Oil/Gas‌ ‌&‌ ‌Energy‌ ‌Space‌

* Advocacy‌ ‌in‌ ‌Legal‌ ‌Practice‌

* Analogue‌ ‌to‌ ‌Digital:‌ ‌The‌ ‌Making‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌21‌st‌‌ ‌Century‌ ‌Lawyer‌

* Opportunities‌ ‌for‌ ‌Lawyers‌ ‌in‌ ‌Sports‌

* Project‌ ‌Finance‌ ‌

We‌ ‌invite‌ ‌the‌ ‌Membership‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) across the various branches in the state ‌to‌ ‌seize‌ ‌the‌ ‌opportunity‌ provided by ‌this‌ ‌initiative‌ ‌to ‌be‌ ‌part‌ ‌of‌ ‌the effort ‌to‌ ‌deepen‌ professionalism in Akwa Ibom State.‌ ‌ ‌

This Capacity Building Workshop for Akwa Ibom Lawyers was initiated ‌by‌ ‌Mr.‌ ‌Udom‌ ‌Inoyo,‌ ‌former‌ ‌Vice‌ ‌Chairman,‌ ‌ExxonMobil Companies in Nigeria,‌ ‌who‌ in his keynote address during the 2021 NBA Uyo Branch Week, had recommended, among other things, capacity building for lawyers in specialized 21st-century skill areas and pledged‌ ‌to‌ ‌utilize ‌his‌ ‌contacts‌ ‌to‌ ‌that end.‌ ‌

The‌ ‌programme‌ ‌is enabled by Mr. Udom Inoyo, facilitated by NBA Branches in Uyo, Eket, Ikot Ekpene and Oron and ‌jointly‌ coordinated ‌by‌ ‌‌James‌ ‌Essien,‌ Esq., ‌former‌ ‌Attorney‌ ‌General ‌‌&‌ ‌Commissioner‌ ‌for‌ ‌Justice, ‌Abasumo‌ ‌Ekong‌ ‌Bassey, Esq.‌ ‌and‌ ‌Emmanuel‌ ‌Etti,‌ Esq.‌ ‌

We‌ ‌implore‌ ‌you‌ ‌to‌ ‌spread‌ ‌the‌ ‌message‌ ‌of‌ ‌this workshop and‌ ‌make‌ ‌out‌ ‌time‌ ‌to‌ ‌participate‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ various ‌sessions, spanning till August, 2021.‌ For participation details and other enquiries, kindly reach Emmanuel Etti on 08035102652 or Abasumo Bassey on 08036311211.

Thank‌ ‌you.‌ ‌ ‌


Abasumo‌ ‌Ekong‌ ‌Bassey‌,‌ ‌‌LLM‌ ‌(London),‌ ‌ACIarb,‌ ‌BL‌ ‌

For‌ ‌Coordinating‌ ‌Committee

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