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Widows Call On Cross River State Govt To Implement Property Law

Widows Call On Cross River State Govt To Implement Property Law

Widows in Cross River State have called on the Cross River State Government to implement the Female Person’s Inheritance of Property Law as many of them were subjected to harsh treatments by their late husbands’ families.

According to DAILY POST, the widows made the call when a non-governmental organisation, The Imah Nsa Adegoke Foundation, celebrated 500 widows from the 18 local government areas of the state in Calabar to mark their 10th anniversary. Information Guide Nigeria

Speaking, the spokesperson of the organisation, Josephine Akabom, said that widows in the state suffer a lot of denials from husbands’ homes adding that when the state government implements the law, which was passed in 2007, by former Governor, Donald Duke’s administration, it will give widows rights to their husband’s properties and abate ancient practices against them.

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DAILY POST reports that the former Governor who spoke at the event lamented the denial and neglect of women, adding that the country shortchanges itself as a result.

Donald Duke said: “If I have my way, I will ensure that women are given priority in the society, this was why I signed the Cross River Female Person’s inheritance of Property Law 2007.

“Why should you shave a woman’s hair, ask her to lie on the floor and punish her after her husband dies when she is the one going through pain, yet we inflict further pain on her.”

According to DAILY POST, Donald Duke received an award of outstanding excellence for the promotion of rights of widows in the state. Jamb Result

Also speaking, Imah Adegoke who discovered that the state had a lot of widows between the ages of 16 and 25 years added that in the next two years, they will massively sensitise traditional rulers and widows on the existence of Female Person’s inheritance of Property Law.

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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