The President of the Nigerian Bar Association , Mr Olumide Akpata , has asked the Attorney General of the Federation , Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN ), to “ immediately ” withdraw or rescind the amendments he unilaterally made to the 2007 Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners .
Akpata , in a September 15 , 2020 letter to Malami , said the unilateral amendments made by the AGF to the RPC had created confusion and exposed the NBA to ridicule .
Malami had reportedly deleted the portions of the RPC that made it mandatory for Nigerian lawyers to buy the NBA stamp and seal and affix the same on papers they are filing in court for authenticity .
Akpata pointed out that the provision for stamp and seal , which Malami deleted , was an instrument being used by the NBA to check the incursion of quacks into legal practice and protect lawyers ’ source of income from being taken away by non -lawyers .
The NBA President noted that his letter, titled , “ Statutory Instrument No 15 of 2020 Amending the Rule of Professional Conduct of Legal Practitioners ,” was coming after he met Malami in his office on September 14 to discuss the issue , following media reports .