A U.S.-based Human Rights and Advocacy group, Conscious Advocacy for Civil Leadership and Development (CACLD) International, has appointed Mrs. Jennifer Ukaobasi as its first Legislative Attaché to Nigeria.
A statement signed by its Board Chairman, Rev. Joshua Amaezechi, and legal adviser, Mr Samuel Ejiofor, on Tuesday said that Ukaobasi was appointed based on her commitment to social justice and the rule of law.
Ukaobasi is a member of the NigeriaN Bar Association (NBA), the Federation of International Women Lawyers (FIDA) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that CACLD was set up by the late literary icon, Prof Chinua Achebe, in the US to tackle issues of human rights.
NAN reports that the Legislative Attaché serves as a standing liaison between the CACLD and parliaments in the designated country and takes on projects on parliamentary activities.
The office also oversees the conduct of human rights research, good governance and the rule of law related to legislative issues.