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The History Behind NBA Women Forum

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) during its Annual General Meeting (AGM), specifically on the 29th of August, 2019 at Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos, announced its intention to institute the NBA Women Forum (NBAWF). This was in accordance with The Eighth Schedule to the NBA Constitution.

NBA Women Forum Inauguration Talk

This announcement was widely circulated, both in traditional and online media, as well as various other NBA platforms and the NBA was widely applauded for this. Within a week thereafter, the President of the NBA, Paul Usoro SAN, in a memorandum dated 7th September, 2019, made good on his promise, and announced the constitution of the Executive Committee (EXCO) and the Council members of the NBA Women Forum (NBAWF).

NBA Women Forum Inauguration Pics

The EXCO of the NBAWF was formally inaugurated by the NBA President, Mr. Paul Usoro SAN, on the 17th of September, 2019 at a ceremony which held at Best Western Hotel Ltd., Plot 1228 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos. NBA officers present at the inauguration ceremony were the President, Mr Paul Usoro, SAN and Dr. Foluke Dada, the 2nd Vice President. The impressive ceremony was covered by members of the press.

NBA Women Forum Excos

The distinguished female members of the Nigerian Bar who were inaugurated into the EXCO of the NBAWF were; Professor Oluyemisi Bamgbose, SAN – Chairperson, Mrs. Chinyere Okorocha – Vice Chairperson, Mrs. Nsidibe .T. Aideyan – Secretary and Hajia Safiya I. Balarabe as Treasurer.

NBA Women Forum Terms of Reference

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To address matters of interest to female lawyers

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To ensure efficient and impactful networking amongst female lawyers

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To be an influential voice of female lawyers in the society and globally

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To build a platform that encourages female lawyers to have a global outlook, perspective and reach

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To address any other matter that affect female lawyers

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