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Women Group, SWS Hails Gov. Wike For Signing Bill Giving Women Rights to Inherit Property in Rivers

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The National President of Standup for Women Society (SWS), Barrister Deborah Ijadele-Adetona has hailed Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike for signing into law the state Curtailment of Women’s Right to Share in family Property, Law No.2 of 2022.

Adetona said the move has also restored hope in parents who have Girl-child, saying after their parents grow old and die, the girl-child will not suffer.

The President in a press statement made available to journalists by the National Public Relations Officer, Lib. Billie Nwogu stated that Gov. Wike’s decision will remove the stigma that “A woman does not have a say or stay around when issues of land are being discussed,” seen as a taboo by some communities.

A woman according to Rivers State culture is expected to sit docile in a corner when issues that border on land matters are being discussed and is only expected to ask questions for clarification on boundaries as the only right bequeathed to her and all she has right to do, is to usually cultivate the land. Nothing else.

Adetona said Gov. Wike has done well and this has stood him out among governors who have not deemed it fit for women to also have a say in owning any property that belongs to their parents or husband.

He used the medium to call on all leaders at all levels especially in the Eastern part of Nigeria to emulate what Gov. Wike has done.

She urged men to see it not as a way of lording women over them but as a solution to protect the future of girl-child now and those yet unborn.

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