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OCT 2007 NEWS Aluko & Oyebode

The members of the National Committee on the Reform and Harmonisation of Nigeria’s Arbitration and ADR Laws would like to thank the Honourable Attorney General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Minister for Justice, Chief Bayo Ojo S.A.N., FCI.Arb for giving them the opportunity to serve on the Committee and for his continued support during their service.

We would like to thank the Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Lagos, the Negotiation and Conflict Management Group, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’, UK Branch, Messrs Aluko & Oyebode and Mr. Anil Hemnani of Primlaks Nigeria Limited for their financial support to the Committee.

We deeply appreciate the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Reforms Project Nigeria and would like to thank the Agency for sponsoring the Stakeholders’ Conference in Abuja. We would also like to thank the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) for its technical support.

We are grateful to the Retired Hon. Justice Akintola Olufemi Ejiwunmi, JSC, CON, the Honourable (Mr.) Justice Jonah Adah, Mrs. Funke Adekoya SAN, FCIArb, Professor Fidelis Oditah QC, SAN, Mr. Bob Randolph (Partner, Carr, Swanson & Randolph LLC), Dr. Sam Amadi, and Mr. Chidiebere Ibe for their support to the Committee particularly during the National Stakeholders’ Conference in Abuja. We would also like to recognise all those who participated in the National Stakeholders’ Conference and thank them for their recommendations and suggestions.

Our immense gratitude also goes to the President of the Court of Appeal, the Honourable (Mr.) Justice J. Umaru Abdullai for his support and encouragement, the Attorney General’s Chambers, Ministry of Justice, Kogi State, Uche Onwuamaegbu of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID), Mr. Alid Kamara of the World Bank, Professor Andrew Chukwuemerie and Chief A.I. Idigbe S.A.N.

We would also like to thank Mrs. Temitope George, Mr. Chukwuma Ezediaro and Mrs. Joke Aliu for the assistance they rendered to the Committee during this service.