The African Bar Association (AFBA) has invited Dr. Monday Ubani, a prominent Nigerian lawyer, to join its prestigious Governing Council. The Secretary-General of AFBA, Flaviana Charles, conveyed this proposal in a letter addressed to Dr. Ubani.
According to the letter, the Executive Council of AFBA discussed and approved this nomination during its August 2023 meeting in Pretoria, South Africa.
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Dr Ubani’s recommendation for this honour was endorsed by the association’s Qualifications Committee, recognizing his remarkable leadership qualities and significant contributions to the legal profession in Nigeria and across the African continent.
The Governing Council is AFBA’s highest decision-making body and is led by a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Secretary-General. It is pivotal in formulating policies, making critical decisions, and overseeing the association’s activities. Council members are carefully chosen from registered AFBA members, working toward advancing the association’s objectives and fostering a united legal community across Africa.
If Dr. Ubani’s nomination is confirmed, he will assume the ‘African Bar Councilor’ (ABC) title as a council member. His initial term of service will span two years, and he will be responsible for an annual membership fee starting at $300. Councillors contributing $1,000 or more annually are exempted from paying conference fees.
In her letter, the Secretary-General expressed that Dr Ubani’s potential induction into the council is a distinct honour and a rare privilege, contingent upon his acceptance of the role. Dr. Ubani has been invited to confirm his acceptance and provide a brief 50-word profile and a photograph to finalize the process.
Numerous individuals have congratulated the esteemed lawyer and human rights activist for this well-deserved recognition by the umbrella organization representing African legal professionals. Dr Ubani is renowned for his activism, philanthropic endeavours, insightful columns, and the provision of pro bono legal services to underprivileged citizens. Reported by The Legal Attorney Blog.
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