Yakubu Maikyau has been sworn in as the 31st president of the Nigerian Bar Association.
Mr Maikyau, popularly called YC, was sworn in at the 62nd Annual General Conference of the association held at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday.
Mr Maikyau, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), took over from the immediate past president, Olumide Akpata. His tenure would elapse in 2024.
The lawyer was elected president of the association in July after he emerged the winner of the election with a total vote of 22,342 votes. His major opponent, Joe-Kyari Gadzama, polled 10,842 votes.
In his inaugural speech, Mr Maikyau said the event coincided with the 11th year anniversary of his swearing in as a SAN.
He added that his primary call is “service to the cause of justice.”
“The discharge of this duty will naturally lead to the socio- economic and political change we desire in Nigeria; engender the recovery, reformation and repositioning we need as a nation; improve the productivity, prosperity and empowerment within the polity and guarantee the well-being of the entire citizenry, lawyers inclusive.”