In this clip, Ms. Hauwa Evelyn Shekarau speaks on her passion to restore the glory of the Unity Bar and seek the cooperation of all members of the Branch in restoring the Unity Bar to its previous numero uno status.

She succinctly explains her 10-Point Agenda for the Unity Bar and the various strategies for achieving the aims and objectives. The Agenda is:

  1. Restoring the glory of the Bar.
  2. Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
  3. Capacity Building
  4. Robust engagement with the Judiciary
  5. Welfare scheme for young lawyers such as Car loans
  6. Abuja Bar Centre – Friendship Centre
  7. Pupillage Scheme for young Lawyers.
  8. Mentorship Programme.
  9. Exploring exclusive new Practice Areas for Lawyers
  10. Strenthening crisis management at the bar through internal dispute resolution mechanisms

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).

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