Stella Dimoko Muslim Lawyers In Kaduna State Boycott NBA Conference Over El-Rufai's Cancelled Invitation


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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Muslim Lawyers In Kaduna State Boycott NBA Conference Over El-Rufai's Cancelled Invitation

The Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN) in Kaduna State has shunned participating in the forthcoming Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Annual General Conference, AGC.

The MULAN announced its decision to boycott the conference on Saturday while expressing disappointment over the decision of the NBA NEC to rescind the invitation extended to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State.

The body of Muslim lawyers said it was left with no option than to instruct it’s members to withdraw their participation.

The Kaduna lawyers enjoined all Muslim Lawyers in Nigeria to join in the boycott.

Recall that Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC had instructed all Muslim lawyers to shun the conference following the NBA’s decision to withdraw its invitation to El-Rufai.

El-Rufai was billed to speak on the topic, ‘Who is a Nigerian?’ But his invitation met a wide range of protests from lawyers.

Chairman of MULAN in Kaduna State, Abbas Masanawa, in a statement on Saturday, titled Missive to the Monsignors of Nigerian Bar Association NEC, said “the MULAN Kaduna Branch is bewildered and disappointed at the unfortunate de-invitation of His Excellency, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, Executive Governor of Kaduna State to the Annual General Conference (AGC) of the Nigerian Bar Association, 2020.

“The said decision of the NBA NEC is deemed by MULAN Kaduna Branch as being parochial, sentimental, disuniting and tainted with favouritism and ethno religious considerations.”

The group said it has watched with dismay, how the NBA kept mute in the face of genocide going on in the North East, Banditry and Kidnappings in Katsina, Zamfara, Niger, Kebbi States, and Giwa and Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State.

It also accused the NBA of giving surreptitious ethnic cover to the killings in Southern Kaduna as if lives matter more in some parts of the country over the others.

MULAN said it witnessed how Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State demolished a Mosque and came out openly to say ‘I repeat once again without apologies, Rivers is a Christian State. That is why nobody can touch us’

According to MULAN, the NBA never uttered a word to condemn the governor’s action but has invited Wike “to use our hallowed platform to propagate his governance inklings and de-invitation of Governor El-Rufai.

MULAN said the topic El-Rufai was meant to lecture, ‘Who is a Nigerian?, has nothing to do with Southern Kaduna.

“MULAN Kaduna Branch is left with no option than to instruct it’s members to withdraw their participation in the forthcoming NBA AGC and enjoins all Muslim Lawyers in Nigeria to join in the boycott.

“MULAN Kaduna Branch reaffirms its support to Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai in his efforts to stem the tide of insecurity in Kaduna State generally and Southern Kaduna in particular,” the lawyers said.

from dailypost.

*happy boycotting please!!


  1. How can Nigeria be better with everything attached to tribe and religion? I remember those days when law was a noble profession in Nigeria, yes it has lost it nobility. With all the corruption in judiciary and the way some lawyers are taking side with the oppressors/politicians. We have a long way to go. Good lawyers please take no offence.

    1. Exactly what I wanted to type.
      How can Nigeria get better !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Stomach infrastructure

      Some wigs are rotten

    3. Its better they divide this nation.

  2. Really? Really?! All these stupid people kept hush when the killing was going down but now coming to take sides with the governor and his ineptitude. This only points to one thing- they all were and are in support of the killings going down in Southern Kaduna. QED.
    They are happy with the fact that he ran a Muslim- Muslim ticket, which is against an unwritten rule of what's practice there. They are all in support of terrorism.

    Fuck the whole nonsense hate speech and shii.. I wonder who advice this government, they must be very dumb and stupid, You can't beat a child and expect him not to cry, e no dey happen. I'm happy Nigeria is almost getting to 'that' point, that point when people would say 'make wetin one happen, make happen'.. The nonsense is getting out of hand.

    When my friend invited me to join with them in the Southern Kaduna peaceful protest, the two times its been held in Abuja, told him peaceful protest doesn't work with this government. I can't be wasting my time. I know myself, I overdo things especially when it's fighting for my right and fighting for what's right. Told him I can only come if e won't get mad at me incase I turn the PEACEFUL protest to the opposite.. Bros say make I no come again say e understand. No wahala. Na sit down look I dey. When never ready yet..

    Sunday Blessings

  3. Bringing religion into the picture.this are educated lawyer for crying out loud. It is well with Nigeria.

    1. Those northerners are something else, they are problem of this country. So set in their horrible ways.

  4. 🙄🙄🙄🙄. Let me reserve my comments

  5. I'm happy they boycotted it, they have no business been there if they could allow the killings in southern Kaduna. Like Stella said, happy boycotting guys! NBA has nothing lose.

  6. Should the NBA conference even be holding this year? Abeg these inconsequential noise makers should rest.

  7. They should de dia de, their wahala is too much abeg. NBA carry go.

  8. I cant believed even lawyers are now divided based on religion,shame on them.

  9. How this issue turn religious war is what I don't understand o.

  10. This bigotry is why we cannot forge ahead in this country. It would take a miracle for that to happen. I foresee it being a malignant cancer that would spur the implosion and disintegration of this country.

  11. Religious bigotry is d hallmark of Nigerian Christians. U only play d card when it favours u.what has elrufai got to do with the killings in southern Kaduna except work as a governor to manage it cos d problem cannot be solved by a governor alone no matter who.rather than d so called educated Nigerians to understand d problem n its history they just sit down with their phones n type rubbish they heard from somewhere.go n Google d history of southern Kaduna violence n know who r d real perpetrators.learn of general zamani lower n co up till d warlords of today then u will understand it's not about religion but about political power n battle for superiority nonsense!!

    1. Are you from Kaduna state or at least resident there? There is a school of thought that the governor sponsors these killings. This thought holds water judging by his lackadaisical approach to this crisis. A wise man once said that if a crisis lasts for too long, then the stakeholders of that state/country should be held responsible. El-rufai may not be among those gun-carrying monsters wasting human lives, but his nonchalance makes him an accomplice. In a saner clime, he would have stepped down, but because it is Nigeria where anything goes, he is invited for confrences.

  12. *General Zamani lekwot

  13. Who cares...we move🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️


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