The promise made by the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), A. B. Mahmoud, OON, SAN, during his electioneering campaign that the problem often encountered by conferees on the distribution of Conference materials will be a thing of the past, is becoming a reality.
The first step towards the fulfillment of this promise was the arrival of the first batch of the tablets of knowledge that will change the face of legal practice in Nigeria. The tablets were delivered to the Technical Committee on Conference Planning (TCCP) in Lagos last Thursday the NBA-AGC Publicity Unit said in a statement .
As at the time of writing this report, arrangement is on top gear to dispatch the batch to branches in the Northern part of the country for onward distribution to collection centres, prospective conferees had chosen during registration.
It will be recalled that, the TCCP Chairman; Prof. Koyinsola Ajayi, SAN, at Lokoja NEC, did promise that every conferee will be entitled to a tablet which will have the full complements of Law Reports of Superior Courts, LFN, Commercial Law Reports, Rules of Superior Courts, with annotated cases and law reports of courts from some Common Law jurisdictions powered by LawBreed and LegalPedia and enabled with Airtel sim cards.
The Chairman reiterated that all Legal Practitioners who have registered for the Conference should look forward to receiving their tablets in the various locations without rancour. The distribution will commence on the 5th of August and will last for ten days.
This is the first time the NBA will be delivering materials to prospective conferees at their city /town of residence before the Conference the NBA-AGC publicity Unit statement said
The statement failed to state the specific model of tablet that the conference attendees would be getting. Checks by the Lawyard team on the website of the SOLO failed to show that the SOLO team had manufactured a tablet before or had any tablet for sale. The company had produced a series of mobile phone which include the aspire premium models to the Aspire phones.
Accordong to its website SOLO is an experience-driven digital content and smartphone company focused on delivering the best content and services on the mobile platform to African consumers. SOLO was formed in 2012 by a group of highly experienced telecommunication professionals, led by Tayo Ogundipe, a Nigerian-born, former senior global executive with HTC and Sony Ericsson.
The Computer village based team brings an unusual blend of global sector expertise and deep knowledge of African markets that enable the team to conceive and implement a market-leading, mobile consumer proposition uniquely suited to African markets.