The Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Jos Branch, Mr Yakubu Bawa, has vowed to stand for the marginalised persons in Plateau and in the country.
Bawa said this on Monday in Jos during the oath taking and inauguration of the new executives of the branch, having emerged as the new NBA chairman in the state.
He admonished lawyers to stand against injustice, marginalisation, human rights violations and the killing of innocent persons in the country.
“We are ministers in the temple of justce; the true meaning of ministers in the temple of justice is to stand against injustice, oppression, marginalisation, human rights violations, evil structures and killing of innocent citizens.
“Within the context and perspective of our constitution, we are expected to, at all times and seasons, be the voice to the voiceless, hope to the weak and downtrodden living in our communities,” he said.
Bawa also said that lawyers were at a vantage point to be a beacon of hope to the weak, less privileged, vulnerable and the downtrodden in the society.
He admonished lawyers to remain focused and never be distracted in the dispensation of justice, particularly to the society’s most vulnerable people.
He pledged to work tirelessly toward improving the welfare and living conditions of members.
The Plateau Chief Judge, Justice Yakubu Dakwak, who administered the oath of office, advised the NBA to practice the tenents of the profession.
Dakwak also advised the Bar to always observe the rule of the practice and be vanguards of the society, as the justice system was the last hope of the common man.
Edited By: Folorunso Poroye and Abdullahi Yusuf (NAN)