Joseph Daudu (SAN)

The African Bar Association says Mr. Joseph Daudu (SAN) has emerged the Chairman of its Governing Council following an election held on March 6, 2016 in Nairobi, the Kenya capital city.

AFBA’s Director of Information and Protocol, Ochieng Nyamago, said, in a statement made available to our correspondent, that Dawodu was elected ahead of two other unnamed candidates who vied for the position.

According to Nyamago, the election was conducted at a joint meeting of AFBA’s Executive Council and its Technical Board.

Daudu, who is a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association and the current Chairman of NBA’s Legal Practitioners’ Disciplinary Committee, will serve for five years as AFBA’s Governing Council Chairman.

Meanwhile, AFBA’s Special Adviser on Media Affairs, Samuel Abasilim, disclosed in a separate statement released in Abuja that a former Nigerian Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Josephine Anenih, has been appointed as the Chairperson of the African Women Lawyers’ Forum.

Abasilim said Anenih was appointed at AFBA’s Executive Council meeting held on February 13 and 14, 2016 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

According to the statement, the meeting was presided over by AFBA’s President, Mr. Hannibal Uwaifo

“Mrs. Josephine Anenih, a former Minister of Women Affairs in the Nigerian Government, was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990. She is expected to coordinate all women groups across the continent towards the activities of the African Bar Association, including conferences,” the statement said.

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