- As far as Abia state is concerned, females will no longer be treated as second-class citizens, especially in their families
- To make sure of this,on Wednesday, November 30, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu assented to the bill that allows females to inherit properties in their families
- Governor Ikpeazu said on Wednesday that this is one of the most important legislations passed by the state's House of Assembly
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Abia state - The Abia state government has granted assent to the bill, which guarantees the right of females to inherit and own property in their fathers' families.
The bill, assented to by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, was passed earlier by the Abia state House of Assembly in conformity with international best practices of eliminating all forms of discrimination against women, The Nation reports.
Giving his assent to the bill, Governor Ikpeazu affirmed that his administration will not fail to listen to reason and common sense in the discharge of its obligations to the people, Nigerian Tribune reports.
The Abia governor added that it has become obsolete to keep treating women as second-class citizens, even in their families.
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Ikpeazu hailed the state's legislature for showing courage to pass this bill which, according to him, is historic, positively disruptive, and capable of setting Nigeria on the path of equal opportunities and sustainable development.
In his view, the governor stated that the bill is the most important legislation passed by the Assembly.
Lady divorces husband after 4 months as he orders her to hand over inheritance to him
Meanwhile, the union between a man and his wife has been shattered following a fight for ownership of the lady's house.
The young woman who inherited a house from her father in Ikoyi was asked after marriage to hand over the property to her husband.
However, she refused to hand over the house and this made their relationship shaky until it eventually hit the rocks.
Ikenna Ronald, who shared the story via Twitter, said:
"I have a friend whose Dad left a house for in Ikoyi. Well she met this trenches guy, they got married in 4 months and within the 1st month of marriage, he and his family were pressuring her to sign over the house to him as "Head of House". They're sha divorced now."