In a historic move, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Y.C. Maikyau SAN, shatters the glass ceiling by appointing an all-female leadership for the 2024 Annual General Conference Planning Committee (AGCPC).
In a groundbreaking announcement, Maikyau has ushered in a new era for the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) by appointing an exclusively female team to lead the planning and execution of the prestigious 64th Annual General Conference (AGC) in 2024.
The reconstituted AGCPC, as revealed in a statement from the association’s secretariat, is set to be helmed by Oyinkansola Badejo Okusanya as the Chairperson, with Amina Suleiman Kaoje serving as the Alternate Chairperson. Laura Alakija takes on the crucial role of Secretary, and Chika Eucharia Okorie is appointed as the Alternate Secretary.
President Maikyau, in his personally signed statement, emphasized the association’s commitment to inclusivity and the recognition of its female members’ immense talent and capability.
The groundbreaking decision marks the first time in the history of the NBA that an all-female team will lead the AGCPC, signalling a significant milestone in gender representation within the legal profession.
The AGCPC, tasked with organizing and delivering a world-class 64th Annual General Conference, is pivotal in orchestrating an event that brings legal professionals from Nigeria and various countries together. The magnitude of the responsibility is underscored by the success of the 2023 AGC, which drew over 16,000 lawyers.
Amina Suleiman Kaoje is the 2024 NBA-AGC Alternate Chairperson.
Chika Eucharia Okorie, 2024 NBA-AGC Alternate Secretary.
While withholding details about the theme and venue for the upcoming conference, the president has expressed confidence in the appointed team’s capabilities. He urged the association’s members to extend full cooperation to the committee, recognizing the importance of their mandate in delivering another successful and memorable conference.
This historic decision not only signifies a commitment to diversity and inclusivity within the NBA but also stands as a remarkable testament to the leadership’s confidence in the capabilities of women in the legal profession.
Stay tuned for further announcements as the 2024 NBA-AGC takes shape under the stewardship of this groundbreaking all-female leadership.
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