Popular Anioma Prince, Hon. Ned Munir Nwoko has been appointed the Delta State coordinator of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), the independent campaign organization for the reelection of President Goodluck Jonathan for the 2015 presidential election.
In a release signed by the Chief of Staff of Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), Ben Etiaba dated Wednesday, 10th December 2014, the organization said it chose the international lawyer to head the Delta State team because, “he has the political clout, pedigree and vision to drive grass root mobilization for President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s campaign in Delta State and beyond’’.
The full text of the release obtained read, “In furtherance to goals of the
Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria which showcases and promotes the achievements of President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan led government, and works towards the actualization of Mr President’s re election in 2015, TAN as a result of this noble objective commenced the appointments of its State Coordinators who will drive its agenda in the various states of the federation.
“Kicking off the nationwide grassroots mobilization campaign, TAN is urging its members, supporters and other well meaning Nigerians to align with their state coordinators in order to get the job done effectively.
“In this regard, Prince Ned Munir Nwoko has been appointed TAN State Coordinator for Delta State. He has the political clout, pedigree and vision to drive grass root mobilization for President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s Campaign in Delta State and beyond”
Ned Nwoko was born on 21st December 1960 and hails from Idumuje-Ugboko in Aniocha North LGA, Delta State. A London trained lawyer, Ned attended the University of Keele, England, where he obtained a BA (Hons) Law and History with subsidiary subjects of Biology and American Studies.
He then proceeded to Kings College, University of London, LLM, where he majored in Insurance, Maritime, Company and Commercial Law, after which he became eligible for the prestigious Inn of Court School of Law-BL (Barrister at Law of Lincoln’s Inn. London). He also attended the College of Law – London where he got the QLTT (Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales) and the Commonwealth University College, Belize, where he bagged the D.LITT (Doctor of Letters).
Ned Nwoko has also served as: ex-Legal Adviser to Nigeria Liberal Party, Europe; Visiting Advisor, Citizens Advice Bureau, London; member of the Society of Black Lawyers, United Kingdom; elected member of Law Society, England and Wales; and ex- Secretary General, Nigeria Legal Practitioners, United Kingdom, amongst other high brow positions of responsibility.
His career experience include the following; Legal Assistant, Kumar’s Solicitors, Ealing London; Crown Persecution Service, London; Solicitor and Partner, Pascalides & Co., 243 Grays Inn Road, London and Principal Partner, Ned Nwoko Solicitors,2 Beaufort Road, Eailing, London W53EA.
His areas of specialization are Civil and Criminal Litigation, including insurance, personal Injury, international conflict of laws, Immigration, Matrimonial law, wills and Probate, Commercial and Domestic Conveyance, Company Commercials including matters.
An accomplished writer and social commentator, Ned Nwoko has the following publications to his name: Ten articles in immigration law in the United Kingdom including “Advise on Arrest and Detention”.
“Appeals procedure”. Judicial Review and Deportation.”.” Legal Aid.”; The jury system- a case for Nigeria; Two articles on company directors and their duties; The duty of utmost good faith in insurance law; Race discrimination law in England(fortnightly); Review of the provision of police and criminal evidence Act 1984; West Africa-20october 1995, the legal base for political progress. His Books include: Early Missionary Activities in Midwest of Nigeria (date of publication : 1991); You, The Police and Criminal Law Procedure- England & Wales (1991); NIGERIA: Time for all hands on deck- ( 1995).
In 1999 Ned Nwoko was elected member, House of Representatives, representing Aniocha North/South and Oshimili North/South Federal Constituency of Delta State.
While in the House, Ned Nwoko was an active member of several committees including: Aviation, Defence, Foreign Affairs Committees. He was also the Chairman, Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority and Leader, Millennium Group- (House of Representatives), a group dedicated to fostering closer ties with the public, legislators and executive.
It is on record that while in the House of Representatives, Ned was one of the most active legislators and it is to his credit that he sponsored over 20 bills including those which impacted on some very key sectors like: A Bill for the establishment of a National Information Network Centre; A bill for an Act establishing a National Disability allowance; National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) reform bill (2000); A bill for the establishment of a National minimum wages council; A Bill for an Act for the Protection of Nigerians Abroad; A Bill for the Amendment of the Firearms Act; A Bill for the Prohibition of Expensive Burial Rites in Nigeria; A Bill for an Act for Community Legal Service; A Bill for an for The Convening of A National Conference and A Bill for an Act for Establishing A National Sports University, amongst others.