Calista Ugwuaneke

Senior Counsel, FMOJ

Ms. Ugwuaneke Calister Chinyere is the first Nigerian blind female Federal Attorney. She became blind at the age of five. She had her Primary Education in Special School for the blind, Oji-River Anambra State (1981-1985), she had her secondary education in Queen’s College, Yaba Lagos (1985-1991) and proceeded to the University of Nigeria Nsukka where she had her University Education between (1991-1997). She attended the Nigerian Law School from the year (1999-2000) and was called to the Nigerian Bar in the year 2000 thus, she became the first blind female Nigerian to be enrolled into the Nigerian bar. She had her Bachelor of Law (LL. B) in 1997 and (BL) in year 2000. She is a member of African Union of the Blind (AFUB), Legal Adviser to the Initiative for Disability Inclusion and Diversity (INCLUDE).