The NBA is the umbrella body of all lawyers admitted to practice law in Nigeria. It is engaged in the promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria. It has an observer status with the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, and a working partnership with many national and international non-governmental organizations concerned with human rights, the rule of law and good governance in Nigeria and in Africa.
A lawyer’s admission into the NBA is automatic having satisfied the members of the Body of Benchers with the requirements of good character and proficiency in the Bar Final Examination. The NBA is made up of 88 branches, spread across the 36 states of Nigeria. With a membership base of about 55,000, it is reputed to be the largest professional association in Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]