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.
” 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.’’
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.
” 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.