The (NBA) is a professional, non-profit, umbrella association which is comprised of all lawyers called to the Nigerian Bar. It is engaged in the promotion and protection of Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and good governance in Nigeria. It has an observer status with the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, and a working partnership with many National and International non-governmental organisations concerned with Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and good Governance in Nigeria and in Africa. The NBA has a membership of over 105,406 lawyers active in 125 Branches across the 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. It is organised into three practise Sections, eleven Fora, and two Institutes, all supported by one National Secretariat with a staff strength of 37, and Administered by a General Secretary. The NBA offers a unique National platform that is not available to any other Civil or professional organization in Nigeria. The NBA renews its leadership every two years when it elects a new President and other officials. The tenure of elected officials of the NBA runs for two years and is non-renewable. VISION For the NBA to rank among the foremost Bar Associations in the world MISSION To use the law as an instrument for social change in Nigeria MOTTO  Promoting the Rule of Law CORE VALUES
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Courage
  • professionalism
  • Maintenance and defence of the integrity and independence of the Bar and the Judiciary • Promote timely and affordable access to Justice • Promote and support law reform initiatives • Promote and protect the principles of the Rule of Law and respect for Human Rights • Promote and advance quality and functional Legal Education, Continuing Legal Education, Advocacy and Progressive Jurisprudence • Maintenance of the highest standards of professional conduct, etiquette and discipline among lawyers. • Promote networking opportunities among the members of the Association, International Organisations, as well as associations from other countries. • Promote the welfare, security, economic, and professional advancement of Legal Practitioners in Nigeria. • Create and maintain an Endowment fund for the proper observance and discharge of any of these aims.
  • NBA promotes and protects principles of the Rule of Law and respect for Fundamental Human Rights. • NBA promotes probono services to the indigenes of the society.