OKAFOR, Sir Gabriel Ofodile

Born February 20,1949;





Dateof Birth: Sunday (Nkwo) 20th February, 1949 State of Origin: Enugu Local Government Area: Uzo-Uwani Village/Town: Nkpologu Contact Address: Suit Nos 166-118, 15, Ndola Crescent Opposite Corporate Affairs Commission, Off Michael Okpara Estate Zone 5, Wuse P.O. Box 5966 Garki Abuja Contact Telephone: 234-(9)-5233246; 234-8037021078 Fax: 09-5237858: 234-8036278717 Sir Gabriel Ofodile Okafor (SAN) is one of the respected Legal luminaries whose antecedents in Legal profession speak volumes in Nigeria. His elevation in the Legal Profession as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria distinguished him as a prudent and diligent Lawyer of note. He hails from the ancient town of Nkpologu in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State. Education and Qualifications Obtained • St. Joseph's Primary School. Nsukka F.S.L. 1959-1961 • University of Lagos LLB Hons 1972-1975 • Nigeria Law School B.L 1975-1976 Notary Public for Nigeria. 1984 Elevated to the Status of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), September 1997. • Diploma in Computer Studies. 1998 • Associate Member. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) 2002 • Member. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK). August. 2004 Work Experience Served as the Staff of University of Nigeria Nsukka at C.E.C and Personnel Officer, 1964-1972 • National Service (N.Y.S.C.) with Clement Ikomi (Esq) Chambers, 1977. • Principal Partner. G. Ofodile Okafor (SAN) MCI Arb. London. This Chambers is the local solicitor lo the following corporate groups: • Messrs First Bank of Nigeria Pic in Plateau and Bauchi Stales. Legal Retainer to African International Bank Limited and Lion Bank of Nigeria Pic (now merged with Diamond Bank Pic) Plateau Stale. Legal Retainer to UNIC Insurance Pic Plateau State and the U.A.C. of Nigeria Pic Legal Services to the Nation • Member. Judicial Commission of Inquiry on T.C.PC. Enugu Slate, 1992 • Invited lo Join the High Court Bench of Enugu State, 1993 • Member. Plateau State Local Government Election Appeal Tribunal. 1996 • Chairman. Plateau State Local Government Election Tribunal. 1997 Membership of Learned and Professional Associations • Member. National Executive Committee, Nigeria Bar Association • Member, NBA Judiciary Committee. 1999 • Member and Judge Advocate. Knight of St. John International (KSJ) Commandary 452 Jos • Associate Member. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London. 2004 • Member. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. London 2004 • Alternate Chairman. 2005 Conference Planning Committee of Nigeria Bar Association. • Member. Body of Benchers. 2006 Membership of Social and Religious Organizations • Member. Nkpologu Social Club of Nigeria • Chairman. Parish Council. St. Monica's Parish. Miango Low-cost. 2000-2004 • Chairman. Justice and Peace Committee of St. Monica's Parish Rantya. • Vice President. Parent Teachers Association Bethony Christian Academy. Barakin Ladi It is on record that Sir Okafor has been in Legal Practice since 1977. Awards and Honours He has received many awards and accolades from various organizations including: Award of Chief Servant of Honour by St. Jarlath's Catholic Church. Bukuru. 1996 Hobbies include Reading. Traveling and Gardening. Sir Okafor belives in hard work and transparent honesty to achieving success. He is a son. the Igbo are proud of. He is happily married to Mrs. Virginia Neze Okafor and the marriage is blessed with six children namely Chinero. Chijioke. Ngozi. Ofodile (Jnr.) Onyinyechi and Ujunwa.
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Name of Spouse Virginia Neze Okafor
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Profession legal practitioner, consultant administrator
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