By Elizabeth Uwandu
Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has appointed Prof Chidi Odinkalu, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the association’s Section of Public Interest and Development Law, NBA-SPIDEL.
A statement by NBA President, Mr Abubakar Mahmoud, SAN, yesterday, said Odinkalu, a former Chairman, Human Rights Commission, NHRC, will work with members of his committee for a period of six weeks and organise an election for a new leadership for SPIDEL.
Mahmoud said, “I am pleased to inform you that you have been appointed Chairman of the Steering Committee, NBA SPIDEL.
“ Your appointment is in line with the provisions of Article 1X (b) of the uniform bye law of Sections, Institutes and Fora. The mandate of your committee is to administer the affairs of the forum for a period of six weeks and to take steps to organise election for a new leadership of the Section.
“Other members assigned to your committee are Mrs Joy Obanigwe, Esohe Uwaigbe, Idayat Hassan, Ikeazor Akaraiwe, Olukunle Edun, Abigail Waya, Idris Bawa and Dotun Olatunji.”