Ikpeazu Ends Denial Of Women Inheritance …Signs Female Persons Right Of Inheritance Bill Into Law
Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu,on Wednesday,ended the denial of women inheritance prevalent among cultures and traditions in Igboland as he
signed into law, the THE FEMALE PERSONS RIGHT OF INHERITANCE OF PROPERTY 2022.
The Law which guarantees “the Right of a Female Person to Inherit and Own Property and for other Matters Connected Therewith”, was recently passed by the State House of Assembly thus bringing Abia State in conformity with international best practices in the area of eliminating all forms of discrimination against women.
Appending his signature on the Law,at his Umuobiakwa Country home, Governor Ikpeazu noted that “it has become anachronistic to continue to treat women as second class citizens even in their own families”.
The Governor stated that his administration will at all times lean on the side of reason and common sense in the discharge of its obligations to the people of the State.
He thanked the State Assembly led by the Speaker,Engr. Chinefum Orji, for dredging up enough courage to pass the Bill which he described as historic, positively disruptive and capable of setting the society on the path of equal opportunities and sustainable development adding that it is the most important legislation passed by the State House of Assembly.
Ikpeazu congratulated Abia women for the feat and assured that the Abia State Government will continue to support them.
The Honorable Speaker of the State Assembly, Rt Hon Engr. Chinedum Orji, the Permanent Secretary/Clerk of the State House of Assembly, Sir John Pedro Irokansi, PhD, Secretary to Government, Barrister Chris Ezem and the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Okey Ahiwe witnessed the event.