The Wife of the Governor, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu, has advocated the review of the Child Rights law, and Protection of the Rights of Widows and Physically
Challenged in society.
Mrs. Ikpeazu who stated this at the State House of Assembly during her advocacy visit, commended the Speaker, Chief Chinedum Orji for their passage of Genotype Identification Law and Bill on Violence against Persons, adding that it has made Abia a referral State on protection of human rights.
The wife of the Governor said that her visit was to solicit the support of the State House of Assembly in the campaign against Gender-Based Violence and Vulnerable Groups in Society and expressed gratitude to the Members of the State House of Assembly for their usual co-operation.
Speaking, the Speaker, State House of Assembly, Chief Chinedum Orji, said that the visit was important because of the issues that was brought before them by the Wife of the Governor, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu and applauded her giant strides in women empowerment, provision of shelter for indigent people and mobilization of women for effective participation in politics.
He assured that the bill on People with Disability will be passed in the next two weeks and advised that the matters should be channeled to the House Committee on Women Affairs so that it will be given immediate attention.
In their remarks, the Majority Leader, Chief Solomon Akpolonu, Chairman, House Committee, Women Affairs, Chief Stanley Nwabuisi, Member representing Arochukwu State Constituency, Mr. Mike Ukoha and Member representing Isuikwuato State Constituency, Mr. Emeka Okoroafor, thanked the Wife of the Governor for presenting the House with such important issues.
They assured that the bill would be given due consideration and speedy passage.Our Government House Correspondent, Vincent Okogbuo, reports that the wife of the Deputy Governor, Lady Vivian Ude Oko Chukwu and other top Government officials accompanied the wife of the Governor on the visit.