Musa Peace Affos 

Introducing Yusuf Nya Akirikwen (SAN)

Sir Y.N. Akirikwen, SAN is the principal of Y.N. Akirikwen & Associates, a firm he founded in 2008. Called to the Nigerian Bar in 1987, he was appointed Notary Public of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2011 and achieved the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2020. With extensive experience in both private and public law, the Learned Silk has made significant contributions to the legal field.

In his private practice, Sir Akirikwen excels in litigation, corporate law, real estate, and alternative dispute resolution. His public service includes serving as the Honourable Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Taraba State from November 2015 to May 2019.

Additionally, he was the Legal Adviser to the Children and Youth Foundation in Jalingo, Taraba State from 2000 to 2007 and a Member of the Taraba State Judicial Service Commission from 2000 to 2004.

Sir Y.N. Akirikwen, SAN has also taken on various additional responsibilities. He served as the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Taraba State Chapter from 1995 to 1999, and held membership positions on the Governing Council of the University of Benin (2000-2004), the Governing Board of the Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research in Benin City (2000-2004), and the Presidential Visitation Panel for the University of Technology, Akure in 2004.

He is an alumnus of the Nigerian Law School (Lagos) and the University of Maiduguri in Borno State.