The Arewa Young Lawyers’ Forum (Arewa YLF) has unveiled plans for its first-ever summit.
Its chairman, Mr. Olayinka Dauda Jimoh, said the two-day event would feature, among others, an election to usher in new national officers.
Jimoh, who was elected the pioneer chairman in 2018, said having ended their tenure, he and his Eexecutive committee would hand over to new leaders.
He explained in a statement that the forum’s Executive Committee met at the just-concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Annual General Conference (AGC) in Port-Harcourt; and one of the decisions reached was to kick-start the process of leadership change for the forum.
“As part of this plan, the forum decided to hold a two-day summit where the election will be done and new leaders inaugurated,” Jimoh said.
The chairman noted that in 2019, the Arewa YLF’s exco set up a summit committee chaired by Mr. Dayo Ashonibare, who was then the vice-chairman YLF National Council, to organise the programme but the committee could not make progress because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jimoh added: “Immediately after the executive committee meeting, the executive committee met with the summit committee and we both agreed to continue with the process forthwith to organise the maiden summit.
“Some members of the committee as inaugurated by the Arewa YLF Chairman are Dayo Ashonibare – Chairman, Ibrahim Shehu – Alternate Chairman, Haruna Musa Muhammed, Alemeru Adekunle Matthew, Audu Umaru, Ahmed Khalil, Promise Ajumebor, Kazeem Egbewole, Umaru Abdullahi Chiroma, Usman Ashafa, Fumen Isaac Gandu, Dauda Rahila – Secretary and others.
“The summit committee assures the executive committee and indeed all members that it will organize the best summit all members will be proud of and promises to release the details of the programme to the public soon.”