Meet Mrs Safiya Umar from Katsina – First Female Senior Advocate of Nigeria in Northwest
Meet Barr. Safiya Badamasi Umar from Katsina. She is the First Female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) from northwest and even the northwestern parts of Nigeria.
She breaks the record being the first person ever attained highest legal rank of SAN from Katsina state.
Safiya is currently the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Justice Katsina State.
The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee has elevated her and 37 other Nigerian lawyers as senior advocates.
The Supreme Court committee named the new senior lawyers at its 138th meeting which held on July 4.
The body meets annually to promote lawyers to the highly-coveted status that often confers special privileges to holders, including prioritised call of their cases.
The new senior lawyers, whose promotion would be confirmed in September, include Nigeria’s solicitor-general, Dayo Apata, and rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa.