Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday met behind closed doors with the new Executives members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting came at a time the executive is perceived in some quarters to be persecuting the judiciary arm of government with the Department of State Services (DSS) arresting some judges over allegations of corruption.
No official statement has been issued concerning the purpose of the visit and issues discussed at the time of filing this report.
But the visit was said to be a courtesy call on Osinbajo by the new executive of NBA.
“It was a courtesy call. The new NBA officers wanted to meet with him after their elections,” a source said.
Abubakar Mahmoud had emerged as the new president of the NBA in an election in August this year.
Mahmoud won the election with 3,055 votes to defeat his rival, Joe-Kyari Gadzama, who got 2,384 votes.