Ms. Hauwa Evelyn Shekarau has spoken on the reason she is qualified and passionate about leading the Abuja Branch of the NBA (Unity Bar) and has thrown her hat in the ring for the much contested office of Chairman in the forthcoming elections.

In the short video, she explains her plans and vision for the Bar in the following ways amongst others:

  • She promises an open door policy where she would be approachable as she has always been.
  • Ensure continuing legal education of lawyers in the branch
  • Ensure that her integrity is reflected in the discharge of her duties as she has a track record of reliability that will continue to endure in office.
  • The visionary is also determined to build a bridge between the elders and the younger, aggregate and harmonize divergent views, carry everyone along and maintain adherence to democratic tenets.

Hauwa is a distinguished Chevening Alumnus, a gender advocate, human rights activist, a professional Mediator and Conciliator and a lawyer with over twenty- five years’ post-call experience in women and child rights policy and advocacy, conflict resolution, social research, sexual and reproductive health and rights. She obtained her first law degree training from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria in 1991 and had her Law School professional training at the Nigeria Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos. She was thereafter called to the Nigerian bar on 16th December 1992. In 2006, she won the British Government Chevening Scholarship and proceeded to London where she trained and obtained a post-graduate law degree in Law and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London in 2007. She is a registered member of the International Bar Association, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Association of Women in Development (AWID), Nigerian Bar Association and a Life member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).