The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Abubakar B. Mahmoud SAN, OON wishes to announce the appointment of Mrs Ramatu Umar – Bako as Executive Director of the NBA Secretariat..
Mrs Bako is an alumnus of the UK Chevening and UK Common Purpose programmes. She has an LLB (Hons) in Law from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, BL from the Nigerian Law School, Abuja and an MSc Global Conflict and Peace Processes from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. Mrs Bako also has numerous qualifications including a PGD Certificate in War, Conflict and Development from the UK Open University, Certificate in Gender Equality from the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa among others.
She is a qualified legal practitioner of over 17 years post Call to Bar experience in international development. Her area of expertise cuts across Project Management, Organizational development, Personal and Professional Development, HR,, Strategic Leadership and Public Speaking. She has delivered high level trainings and presentations across Nigeria, the UK and across Africa.
She has worked as a legal practitioner under a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), G. Offodile Okafor SAN and with various local and international organizations: League for Human Rights, International Human Rights Law Group and at the British Council Nigeria as a Governance Manager and later, Portfolio Manager Public Diplomacy. Until her appointment, she was the Country Director, Speakers’ Corner Trust Nigeria, a UK Charity organization promoting freedom of expression, public debate and active citizenship.
She is a member of several local and international organizations namely: Association of Project Managers (APM) UK, Institute of Customer Service (ICS) UK, Open University Alumni UK, Nigerian Institute of Public Management and the Nigerian Portfolio Management Institute among many others.
She has contributed to many publications and is a regular contributor to public discourse.
Mrs Bako resumed in April 2018.