ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has signed the female inheritance bill into law.
The inheritance bill will allow Abia women inherit and own properties in their father’s family.
The citation for the law is ‘The Female Persons Right of Inheritance of Property Law 2022’.
Congratulating Abia women on the feat, Governor Ikpeazu said his administration would continue to support women.
Ikpeazu added that his administration would lean on the side of reason and common sense in the discharge of its obligations to residents, noting that women would no longer be treated as second-class citizens even in their families.
Ikpeazu commended the State Assembly for the courage to pass the bill, stressing that the female inheritance bill is the most important legislation passed by the state house.
The Governor further described the bill as historic, positively disruptive and capable of setting the society on a path of equal opportunities and sustainable development.