The African Bar Association, AFBA has appointed Monday Ubani, the 2nd Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, as chairman of its committee on Access to Justice, Judiciary and Electoral Process.
Ubani who will hold the office for two years is expected to promote Access to Justice on behalf of AFBA for the continent.
Other duties attached to Ubani’s new role includes setting up of a working and workable agenda for Access to Justice, promoting judicial activism and setting a working agenda for judicial performance and reform.
He is also expected to set up and promote a viable agenda for a fair electoral process, electoral reforms and monitoring of elections in the continent of Africa.
Other members of the committee will be selected by Ubani from the continent during the annual conference meeting of AFBA slated for Kenya later in the year.
AFBA Presient, Hannibal Uwaifo said Ubani’s appointment is sequel to his nomination, clearance by the qualification committee and approval by AFBA Executive Council.
He stated that AFBA is hopeful that Ubani will use his influence as a very successful legal practitioner and erudite bar man to ensure the success of the committee.