The International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA Nigeria quarterly National Executive Council meeting has ended in Yenagoa with a call on government to set in motion necessary machineries for the effective implementation of the Child Rights Law in Bayelsa State.
Speaking on the theme
Professor Festus Emiri of the Nigerian Law School, Yenagoa Campus noted that the laws guiding children should be more realistic and accommodative.
In her welcome address, the country Vice president and President of FIDA Nigeria thanked the Bayelsa State Government for passing the Child Rights Law and their support towards the protection of children and women
She explained that the theme for the NEC is suggestive as several factors work against the actual growth and development of the girl child in the Nigerian society.
Other papers presented at the opening ceremony include “Implementation of Child Rights Law: the role of Stakeholders’ presented by Hon. Justice Matilda Ayemieye
Other activities to mark the NEC Meeting was a dinner and award night to honour some distinguished personalities and past FIDA Chairpersons.
Speaking to our correspondent after a thanksgiving service, Dise Ogbise-Erhisere thanked God for a successful hosting of NEC MEETING for the first by the branch as well as State Government especially Hon. Seriake Dickson and his wife Rachel Dickson for their support.
She also thank the Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah for honouring us with his presence and remarkable support from the Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Hon Justice Kate Abiri and other judges.
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