Mrs Folashade Aladeniyi was on Tuesday sworn in as the first female chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ibadan Branch in 70 years.
The new Chairperson, took her oath of office during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the branch at the Aare Afe Babalola Bar Centre, Ibadan.
Aladeniyi received the mantle of leadership from her predecessor, Mr Olayinka Esan, who led the organisation for two years.
Esan remarked that his administration, which came into being on June 27, 2020, was the first to hand over to a female in the last 68 years.
The erstwhile chairman said his administration did its best to build on the foundation laid by its predecessors and improved the Bar in all spheres, despite all odds.
“As promised, we renovated the facilities of the Bar Centre; the robing room was transformed into a better state for use by members.
“We took absolute care of members, even during COVID-19, as vaccinations were given to interested members. We also received tremendous support from the state judiciary.
“Among many achievements, we provided telephone lines for all High Courts and the Customary Court of Appeal to dispense with physical attendance, with respect to information seeking from registrars,” he said.