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NBA ABUJA BRANCH (UNITY BAR): Notification Of 2022 Practicing Fees And Branch Dues For Members

The Nigerian Bar Association Abuja Branch (Unity Bar) has called for its members to ensure to pay their practicing fees and Branch dues.

A copy of the notice cited by Lex Community NG stated that lawyers are mandated by law to pay their Practising fees and Branch dues between the 1st of January and 31st of March of each new year.

“Consequent on the above, we hereby write to notify you of the sums payable as Practising Fees and Branch Dues by different post call categories of lawyers for the year 2022

The National Executive Council(“NEC”) has resolved that there shall be no more manual payment of Practicing fee.

Kindly find below the schedule of fees payable as Practising Fees, Branch Dues, Registration and I.D. Card fees (which is only applicable to lawyers who are not registered with the Branch) Stamp and Seal, Lawyers Verification and the different Bank Account details for such payments.

PRACTICING FEES

YEARS FEE

1-4 – N5, 000

5-9 – N10, 000

10-14 – N17, 500

15 & ABOVE – N25, 000

SANS & POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS, BENCHERS ETC – N50,000

PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW FOR PAYMENT OF BPF

INDIVIDUALS

1. Visit the NBA website: https://nigerianbar.org.ng
2. On the website, locate and click on the tab “Membership” and then scroll down to “BPF Payment Portal”; or click https://nigerianbar.org.ng/nba/bpf/
3. Select the individual payment option and type in your Supreme Court Number.
4. After, entering your SCN, select your name from the dropdown list and update all your information
5. If the email or phone number displayed is inaccurate, please correct same. 
6. Click “make payment” and a *one-time pin* (OTP) will be sent to your email address.
7. If your email address is wrong or not updated, you will not receive the OTP. Also, check your email junk/spam mails for the OTP.
8. Enter the OTP and review your information before proceeding
9. Click on “Make Payment” and follow the instructions

GROUP PAYMENT

1. follow the same process as above, but select the “Group Payment” option

2. Type in the SCN of a member of the organisation

3. Type in all other details and follow the instructions

4. Insert the name of your organization

5. Type in your valid email address6. Click “submit”

7. An OTP email will be sent to the designated mail

8. Type in the OTP sent to your e-mail (Also check your email junk/spam mails for the OTP)

9. Type in the first Supreme Court (SC) No. and select the name from the dropdown list

10. Review and update the necessary information

11. Click on “make payment”

12. Click on “add more” to add another lawyer in the organization whose BPF you wish to pay

13. Review the information and proceed

14. Click on “Make Payment”

15. Repeat the process for other lawyers within the organization

16. When through with adding more lawyers, kindly click on “Make payment”.

17. Follow the payment instructions.

Kindly send an email to [email protected] or [email protected], if you do not receive any OTP email or experience any challenge(s) in the use of the online payment portal.

For further inquiries or support call:

1. Ezekiel David – 07037000903

2. Wole Efuwape – 08035479443

3. Adewale Adebayo – 08033803724

4. Sime David-West – 08126306930

5. Glory Lawrence – 08036792832

6. Felix Mutua – 07034940105

Please note that payment of Bar Practicing Fee is managed by NBA National and all enquires and complain in this regard showily be channeled to the Telephone numbers provided above. 

NBA ABUJA BRANCH DUES/REGISTRATION & I.D. CARD

YEARS BRANCH DUES REGISTRATION & ID    CARD

1-4 :N3, 000 N2, 000

5-9:N5, 000 N2, 500

10-14:N6, 000 N3, 500

15 – :N7, 000 N5, 500

SANS:N15,000 N10, 000

Political officeholders:N15,000. N10,000 

Account Name: NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION ABUJA BRANCH (UNITY BAR)

Account Number: 0772753960

Bank: ACCESS BANK PLC 

STAMP AND SEALNO OF STAMPS FEES

72 STAMPS (3 SHEETS) N4, 000

24 STAMPS (1 SHEET) N1, 500 

Account Name: NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Account Number: 0694192920

Bank: ACCESS BANK PLC 

PAYMENT FOR NBA VERIFICATION

Amount: N2, 000

Account Name: NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Account Number: 0694192944

Bank: ACCESS BANK PLC

Please note that verification is only for lawyers who are yet to be issued with their enrolment numbers from the Supreme Court for which they will first make the payment in the sum above into the dedicated account number, then log into https://www.nigerianbar.org.ng to upload their credentials and fill out the required fields to get verified after which they will be issued with their Enrolment Numbers.


Further note that payment of Branch dues into any account other than the one provided by the above will invalidate such payment. 


Kindly accept the assurances of our highest esteem as we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Should you require any further clarification please do not hesitate to contact the undersign.
Signed 

Prince Adebiyi Adetosoye Secretary08033900120
Emmauel AdedejiTreasurer0703 574 0641

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