Abia state Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, has signed the female inheritance bill into law.
Shortly after signing the bill, Ikpeazu described it as a historic feat, capable of setting the society on a path of equal opportunities and sustainable development.
He commended the state assembly for the courage to pass the bill, adding that the female inheritance bill is the most important legislation passed by the state house.
The governor assured that women would no longer be treated as second-class citizens even in their families.
Following its passage in the State House of Assembly, the inheritance bill will see Abia women inherit and own properties in their father’s family.