Prospective JSC – Personality Check: Yunus Ustaz SAN


Yunus Ustaz Usman SAN

Yunus Ustaz Usman, was born on November 15, 1957 in Ogbogodo Village, Dekina LGA of kogi state, Nigeria. He had his primary education in 1968, secondary education 1974 and a certificate in stenography from the federal teaching college (F.C.C), kaduna state in 1974.  He has a diploma certificate in law Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria in 1979, LL.B (HONS.) (A.B.U), in 1982, B.L. (HONS) in 1983. He was called to the Nigerian bar in 1983.

Ustaz worked as a Stenographer  between 1974 to 1977. He also worked at the National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Plateau State  in 1983. In 1984, he lectured law related courses in Kaduna State Polytechnic briefly before joining the law firm of Messrs. Abdullahi  Ibrahim & Co. In 1989 he established his own law firm Usman & Co. (NANA CHAMBER), a thriving law firm in Kaduna State. He is the 5th Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) from the North and also became a member of the Body of Benchers in 2009

He is member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He is also a member of the Association Of Lawyers For The Defence Of The Unborn (U.K).

Ustaz has also held various positions both in the NBA and beyond. He was two times 2nd National Secretary Nigeria Bar Association, Chairman, National Executive Committee, Nigerian Bar Association; Chairman Committee To Investigate The Existence of Fake Lawyers.

He was also member Kaduna state Law Review Committee from 1989-1995, member  Osun State Truth And Reconciliation Commission in 2011, Secretary, Presidential Task Force On Decongestion of prisons in 1993, Deputy-Rappoteur-General, African Bar Association Biennial Conference 1992, Official (Repportuer) (Nominated By The Federal Government) To The National Conference For State Legislatures” 1992.

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