The First lady of Abia State, Nkechi Ikpeazu has commended the 7th Abia Assembly, ably led by Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji, for passing into Law so many Bills which directly affect women and children.
The wife of the governor, Nkechi who stated this when she paid an advocacy visit to the Abia State House of Assembly, thanked the Speaker of the House and his colleagues for being proactive in their legislative affairs, commending them for their doggedness.
She said the Bills are people oriented and will have greater positive impact on children and women of Abia State.
Mrs Ikpeazu then requested that the House review the Child Rights Law passed in 2006 and also requested that the House give attention to the Widows and Disabled Persons Bills.
The first Lady, thereafter, presented documents containing her proposals to the House through the Speaker.
Responding, the Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Orji, thanked the Abia first lady for finding time to come on what he termed “All Important Advocacy Visit”, saying it proves that Nkechi Ikpeazu is fully committed to help enhance and improve the welfare of women in the state.
Rt Hon Orji stated that the First Lady had played a huge role in the last six years in the areas of empowering women especially widows and the less privileged in the society, lauding her feat on the area of social welfare.
“It will be to your credit that in your time, Bills that are people oriented were passed into Law; you have been so outstanding and have mount pressure on the Assembly to pass Bills that positively affect women and children into Law”, the Speaker said.
The Speaker promised that in the next couple of weeks, the House will pass the Persons with Disability Bill into Law as requested by the First Lady.
He thanked her for coming to the Chambers and prayed that God will continue to sustain and give her wisdom to discharge her duties.
The Governor’s Wife was accompanied on the Advocacy Visit by the Wife of the Deputy Governor, Lady Vivian Ude Okochukwu.