NBA virtual library significant in Nigeria’s law history – lawyer

Thu, May 23, 2024
By editor


TOBENNA Erojikwe, Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Institute for Continuous Legal Education (NBA-ICLE), on Thursday, described as laudable and innovative,  virtual law library set up for Nigerian lawyers.

Erojikwe told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the virtual law library was aimed to ensure Nigerian lawyers’ free access to requisite knowledge.

NAN reports that the NBA President, Mr Yakubu Maikyau (SAN),  inaugurated the NBA-CLE Virtual Law Library on Wednesday.

The online library is a product of NBA’s partnership with Olaniwun Ajayi LP law firm.

The virtual library features a comprehensive collection of NBA-CLE training materials.

According to Erojikwe, the virtual library is a significant achievement in Nigeria’s law history.

Erojikwe said that  NBA-ICLE had a YouTube channel  with more than 3,000 subscribers, adding that the virtual library was an extension of the initiative.

“The NBA-ICLE Virtual Law Library is a significant innovation because our aim at the NBA-ICLE is to democratise knowledge and make it accessible to every lawyer in Nigeria for free.

“We already have a YouTube channel for lawyers, which has about 3,000 subscribers; this e- library is an extension of that YouTube channel.

“What we have done is to assemble all the paper materials we have used to train lawyers since we have been in office.

“We have merged the training materials together with the video materials to have a one-stop shop, where any Nigerian legal practitioner can go to access knowledge,” he said.

According to Erojikwe, accessing the virtual library is seamless.

“You just type in the information you seek, and once entered, it pops up every material in that area you require.

“This is a huge step in the right direction as it complements every other thing that we are doing.

“It is easy to access as a lawyer, all you need to do is to log in and then proceed to access relevant materials,” he said.

Erojikwe added that NBA-ICLE recently trained more than 500 lawyers in Bayelsa. (NAN) 


-May 23, 2024 @ 13:27 GMT|