Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau has been sworn in as the new President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
Naija News reports that Maikyau’s emergence came following the expiration of the Olumide Akpata-led administration.
The legal practitioner had won the election for the position earlier in July when he polled 38,000 electoral votes to become the 31st President of the NBA.
The swearing-in ceremony was held today at the Eko Hotel & Suites.
At the event, Maikyau thanked God for helping him thus far. He also thanked his colleagues at YC Maikyau & Co., his campaign team, as well as friends and associates who supported his candidacy.
Maikyau commended the outgone Akpata administration for the giant strides it recorded at the NBA in the last two years.
According to him, he will not only sustain the laudable achievements and projects of the Akpata administration but also ensure he builds on them.
He extended a hand of fellowship to all those who contested the office of the NBA President with him, saying he and his team would be coming to tap from their depth of knowledge from time to time.
“I saw all your great manifestos and your laudable proposals for the NBA. What has happened is that we are now the ones who have been given the responsibility. I invite you all to join hands with us as we build the Nigerian Bar Association to that great heights we all desire,” the new president said.