The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has withdrawn the invitation extended to Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State to be a guest speaker at its upcoming conference.
The association took the decision at its just concluded National Executive Committee meeting.
NBA explained that it took the decision to enable the Governor to have more time to focus on the killings in Southern part of Kaduna State.
Several Nigerian lawyers had in the past days registered their discontent over the decision of the leadership of the NBA to include Governor el-Rufai as a guest speaker in the conference, which holds from August 26-29.
The aggrieved lawyers argued that the Governor had not done enough to contain the ethnic killings in Southern Kaduna.