The Nigerian Bar Association ( NBA), Sokoto State branch, says corruption should be treated as a serious national challenge.
The association in a communiqué issued on Friday in Sokoto, after its 2017 Law Week, stressed that corruption is a clog to national development.

The communiqué was read by Mr Lema Wali, Chairman of the association.

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” Corruption is largely recognised as the bane of Nigeria’s development. It therefore needs to be treated as a serious national challenge.

” There is the urgent need for constitutional amendments in the area that affects the office of Attorney -General of the Federation and the position of the Minister of Justice.’’

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The association also said that there was need for institutional reforms in Sokoto State in order to meet the realities of the changing times and to meet current global trends.

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” The continued cooperation of the bar and the bench is necessary so that blood, flesh and life can be given to our laws,” the association added.( NAN)