The President of the African Bar Association has appointed foremost Child Rights advocate Mrs Abiye Tam-George to head its Child Rights committee according to a statement released from its Deputy Secretariat in Lagos and signed by Mrs Nancy Ifionu.The appointment takes effect from the 10th of September for a period of 2 years.
Profile of ABIYE TAM-GEORGE
Abiye Tam- George is a practising lawyer, writer, parenting coach, child rights consultant, educational advocate and a motivational speaker. Her love for education has made her pioneer different seminars and workshops on educational advancement.
As a child rights advocate, she published a book – Children’s Rights (A Handbook for Children and Young Persons) March, 2012. She initiated a popular reading programme for children in schools, titled “Read-a-Book-a-Day”.
She is currently practicing in Lagos, Nigeria.
Hon. Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara, Sierra Leone, Attorney General & Minister of Justice
The letters are communicating two separate decisions of the AFBA Governing Council. The decisions were reached at the last Governing Council meeting in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
The first letter contains a Communication of the Council’s Decision for Sierra Leone to host the African Bar Association Human Rights and Leardership Training Institute in Freetown.
The second letter is notifying the Hon. J. F. Kamara of his election as a Life Member of the Governing Council of the African Bar Association.
AFBA is the fearless voice of the Legal Profession in Africa that brings together the brightest minds in the legal world for the betterment of Africa. The Association comprises lawyers and lawyers’ associations from the five Sub-regions of the continent.
The presentation which took place at the conference room of the Ministry of Justice of the the Republic of Sierra Leone was graced by a powerful delegatin from AFBA comprising Mrs. Rhoda Nuni, Vice President – West Africa; Elvis T. Enoh, Esq., Director of Information and Protocol; and Alpha Boyzie Kamara,Information and Protocol Officer – AFBA Sierra Leone.
Hon. Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara dedicated this recognition to His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and the People of Sierra Leone
The African Bar Association (AFBA) has appointed a distinguished journalist and lawyer, Mr. Osa Director as its Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. After its Executive Council meeting held in Sokoto on December 5, 2016, the appointment of Osa was unanimously adopted.
Perhaps, sticking to its motto as “the fearless voice of the legal profession” on the continent, AFBA decided to appoint as its spokesman a fearless journalist who was very active in the fight against military dictatorship, and an outspoken social crusader cum human rights lawyer.
The appointment, which took immediate effect, will see the author of Suicide Journalism managing the media and public relations of the foremost African bar.
Osa, a vastly experienced journalist was Senior Assistant Editor with TELL, and later Editor-in Chief/Chief Executive of INSIDER WEEKLY magazine. The polymath with degrees in Biochemistry, Business Administration, Corporate Governance, Media and Communication and also in Law is currently a practising lawyer based in Lagos state, Nigeria.