He is the immediate past NBA president. He crossed Kubwaexpress during the run up to his emergence.
NBA had zoned it’s presidency to the South East, which is made up of the states in old Eastern region. The disarray among lawyers in the majority group in south east, made it possible for Paul Usoro, SAN to emerge.
We at Kubwaexpress had many encounters with him during this period. We disagreed on every issue and were shadow boxing him.
He was aware, but kept his cool, maintained more than just provisional respect towards us, even when our publication was injurious to his campaign.
Throughout his tenure, he treated staff of Kubwaexpress with fatherly care towards a prodigal son. Even out of office, the learned silk, is still accessible to Kubwaexpress and ever ready to reply our calls and WhatsApp chat.
He is witty bothering on mischief and has an accommodating heart. Despite being soft spoken and always on bow tie, with state of the art matching suit, Paul Usoro, SAN is a man of steel, hardly shaken by circumstances. This trait he exhibited throughout his tenure as NBA president. Despite Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) dragging him through the court, he never for one day while presiding as NBA president allowed it to stress him. He carried through as though it was water on the back of duck.
In June 2021, a Federal High Court siting in Lagos, discharged and acquitted him of the N1.4 billion fraud charge brought against him by the EFCC.
Paul Usoro, SAN, was brought to earth on 7 September 1958. He is a native of Essien Udim LGA in Akwa Ibom State.
A 1981 graduate of OAU Ife, he was called to Bar in 1982. He took Silk and earned the right to be addressed as Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2003.
He is the Senior Partner, Paul Usoro & Co. (PUC). PUC was established in Kaduna in the year 1985 and now with branches across the country, it’s engine room is in Lagos.
Paul Usoro, SAN, has bias for commercial litigation, is one of the leading experts in telecommunication law litigation/arbitration. He is a member and fellow of many prestigious institutions.
He is also a boardroom gladiator, siting on the Board of Directors of many companies such as, Access Bank PLC, PZ Cussons PLC, just to mention a few.
Paul Usoro, SAN an incurable lover boy in the tradition of Akwa Ibom people, is married to Mfon Usoro. The two are inseparable and you need to see the love sparks whenever the two are together. Mrs Mfon in NBA circle, is believed to be the rock of stability in Paul’s life.
Their lovely union, is blessed with two children.