AWLA Nigeria Extols NBA’s Unprecedented All-Female Committee in Spearheading 64th AGC Planning

On behalf of the Africa Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) NIGERIA, I take this opportunity to express our profound appreciation to Mr. Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, OON, SAN, the esteemed President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), for his revolutionary decision to appoint an all-female committee to plan the 64th Annual General Conference.

This historic move not only reflect a commitment to diversity and inclusivity but also serves as a powerful testament to the significant contributions of women in the legal profession. By recognizing the capabilities and expertise of our female colleagues, President Maikyau has set a commendable precedent that aligns with AWLA’s values and mission.

We at AWLA Nigeria, an association of professional women attorneys called to the practice of law with the basic mandate of promoting, preserving, and protecting the rights of women and children, applaud President Maikyau’s visionary leadership and dedication to fostering an environment where the voices of women in the legal community are not only heard but also actively involved in shaping the future of the legal landscape. The decision to form an all-female committee demonstrates a commitment to equality and empowerment, showcasing the NBA’s progressive stance in promoting gender diversity within its ranks.

We heartily congratulate the women appointed, as we eagerly anticipate the outcomes of the 64th Annual General Conference, we celebrate this milestone and look forward to witnessing the positive impact of diverse perspectives on the conference proceedings.

Thank you, President Maikyau, for championing inclusivity, recognizing the invaluable role of women in the legal profession, and contributing to the realization of AWLA NIGERIA’S objectives.

President, AWLA Nigeria

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