Sir Ray Akanwa declares for Eastern Bar Forum (EBF) Secretary (See Profile)

Top Lawyer and Ex Legislator, Hon. Sir Ray Akanwa has declared his intention to vie for the office of the Secretary of the Eastern Bar Forum, EBF, in the forum’s upcoming election.

Sir Ray Akanwa holds multiple degrees from many reputable institutions, was a legislator from 1999 to 2003 in the Ebonyi State House of Assembly. He is a very popular member of Abakaliki Branch of the NBA and has served the branch as Financial Secretary.

Below is his brief profile made available to BarristerNG;



My greetings and respect to all of you, learned colleagues of this very noble profession in this enviable Eastern Bar Forum (EBF).

By His grace, I am Hon. Sir Raymond Okafor Byron Akanwa of the Abakaliki Branch of the NBA. I obtained my WASC in 1985 at College of the Immaculate Conception, CIC, Enugu; a B.A. (Hons) Theatre Arts, UNIBEN, 1994, PGD Computer Application, UNIPORT MPA (Hons) Public Administration, 2001, FUTO, LLB, UNN, Enugu Campus, 2003, B.L, Nigeria Law School, 2004,

I was called to the Bar in October 2004. I undertook my Pupilage under K. B Okpaleke & Co at Abakaliki from 2004 to 2007. Thereafter, I established

 Ray Akanwa & Partners which metamorphosed into Justice Palace Attorneys wherein I practice law till date.

 In 1999 my good people of Ivo Local Government Area, Ebonyi State elected me into the State House of Assembly, wherein I served them meritoriously till 2003.

  •  I had served as a member of the following bodies:
  •  Member Ebonyi State House of Assembly 1999 – 2003.
  •  Member Ebonyi State University, Governing Council from 2008 – 2016.
  •  Member Abakaliki Capital Territory Development Board, Ebonyi State from May 2015 – May 2019.
  • The Financial Secretary of NBA Abakaliki Branch 2006 – 2008.
  •  Member South East Disciplinary Committee (Panel B) of NBA National 2017/2018.
  • Co-opted member of NEC Presently.

I am also Member of, several religious and social organizations including but not limited to the Ancient and Noble Order of the Knight of St. John International and Abakaliki Club


God bless you all.

 Sir Ray Akanwa

 Justice Palace Attorneys

 29A New Market Road Abakaliki, Nigeria,,



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