Kogi: Female lawyers promise to protect, empower women

”We are committed to raising the standard of women and children’s rights in Kogi state. We are also committed to the implementation of women empowerment so they can care for their families, particularly the children,” she stated.

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Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria

The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria, Kogi branch, has restated its commitment to raising the standard of women and children’s rights and implementing women empowerment in the state.

The FIDA’s chairwoman, Kogi branch, Lilian Okolo, gave the assurance at the opening of 2021 FIDA Week and Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lokoja on Thursday.

”We are committed to raising the standard of women and children’s rights in Kogi state. We are also committed to the implementation of women empowerment so they can care for their families, particularly the children,” she stated. “We want to see all our children reach their full potential, and so we are unveiling our illustrated Child Rights Law today. Our goal is to ensure that vulnerable groups are protected.”

Ms Okolo added, ”Our vision and mission are providing channels devoid of obstacles using our professional skills to support our target group.”

According to her, the association wants to look inwards and consider many issues that affect members’ work.

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”We intend to come up with our three-year strategic plan in line with FIDA Nigeria’s five-year strategic plan. Our 12 months’ operational plan and monitoring and evaluation must guide the work we do. We remain committed to the objectives of FIDA in promoting, preserving, and protecting the rights of women and children in Kogi,” she further explained.

Ms Okolo reiterated that FIDA would continue to provide free legal services, counselling, and alternative dispute resolution services to indigent women and children.

She commended Governor Yahaya Bello and his wife for creating an enabling and peaceful environment for women in all spheres to thrive in the state.

(NAN)

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