FIDA Nigeria ApplaudsNigerian Bar Association’s HistoricAll-Female Committee for 64th AnnualGeneral Conference Planning
It was with immense delight that FIDA Nigeria received the news of the constitution of an all-female Planning Committee for the 64th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association by the President of the Nigerian Bar Association Mr. Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, OON, SAN.
This is the first time in the history of the Nigerian Bar Association that an all-female team is put in place to spearhead the planning and execution of a General Conference of this magnitude. All thanks to the progressive and forward-thinking President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). There is no gainsaying that this development will augur well for the entire Bar as the President’s penchant for putting round pegs into round holes in clear recognition of the inherent capacity of our female members is one that has certainly not gone unnoticed. The Nigerian Bar Association as a professional Body with members having various skillsets and capabilities needs to be an association founded on inclusivity and diversity.
We at FIDA Nigeria, an association of professional women lawyers called to the practice of law with the core mandate of protecting, promoting and preserving the rights of women and children through the instrumentality of law via the provision of pro-bono legal services, heartily applaud and commend this giant stride of the NBA President, Mr. Y.C Maikyau SAN, as it resonates deeply with FIDA’s vision and sets an impressive precedent signaling progressive advancement for gender representation within the Nigerian Bar Association and the legal profession in its entirety.
We join other well-meaning members of the profession to heartily congratulate these women charged with executing the planning of the 64th Annual General Conference (AGC) of the Nigerian Bar Association and urge them to put in their best in ensuring that the 2024 General Conference of the Bar is a stellar one in terms of a seamless conference delivery.
FIDA Nigeria shall continue to collaborate with the Nigerian Bar Association and other like-minded associations in ensuring that our mandate which is the promotion of the rights of women; including gender equity, participation and inclusion in all processes of governance is achieved.
Long live the Nigerian Bar Association,
Long live the International Federation of Women Lawyers- FIDA Nigeria,
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
FOR: FIDA NIGERIA
Amina Suzanah Agbaje, (Mrs.)
Country Vice President/National President
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