BREAKING: Ikpeazu Signs Female’s Rights To Inherit Property Bill Into Law

BREAKING: Ikpeazu Signs Female’s Rights To Inherit Property Bill Into Law

The Abia State Governor Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu has signed into law the bill allowing female persons to inherit and own property in her father’s house. 

The Governor made this available on Wednesday, 30th, November 2022 while bringing Abia State on the same level with international best practices in the area of eliminating all forms of discrimination against women.

Governor Ikpeazu while signing the law, made it clear that his administration shall at all times lean on the side of reason and common sense in the discharge of its obligations to the people of Abia State, noting that it has become out-of-date to continue to treat women as second class citizens even in their own families.
It is recalled that on the 16th of November the Abia State House of Assembly passed into law HAB 61 ” A Bill for a law to establish the right of female inheritance of property which was sponsored by the speaker Abia state House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji.

The Governor thanked the State Assembly led by the Speaker, Enyinnaya Orji for surmounting enough courage to pass the Bill which he described as historic, positively disruptive, and capable of setting our society on the path of equal opportunities and sustainable development.

According to Ikpeazu, “the female person’s right of inheritance of property law 2022” is the most important legislation passed by the State House of Assembly.

He congratulated Abia women for this feat and assured them that the Abia State Government would continue to support them,

It is assuring that by this, Abia State has become one of the first states in Nigeria to have this Law fully in place.

The governor signed the bill into law in the presence of the Honorable Speaker of the State Assembly, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji, the Permanent Secretary/Clerk of the State House of Assembly, Sir John Pedro Irokansi, Ph.D., Secretary to Government, Barrister Chris Ezem, and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Okey Ahiwe.

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