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FIDA NIGERIA COURTESY VISIT TO NAN
- Published on Friday, 01 April 2016 11:54
- Written by Ugonna Bestman Elerueanya
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria on Friday, 26th February, 2016 paid a courtesy visit to the management of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
The FIDANs delegation was received by the Acting Managing Director, who was represented by Mrs. Khadijat Lawal and other top management staff of NAN. The delegation was led by the National Secretary, Ms Rhoda Tyoden-Moore who represented the National President, FIDA Nigeria; Ms. Inime Aguma.
On the delegation was also the National Publicity Secretary; Ms. Princess Frank-Chukwuani, the chairperson of FIDA Abuja branch; Mrs. Amina Agbaje and other FIDA members.
During the courtesy visit, Ms Rhoda Tyoden-Moore talked about FIDA, its mandate and voluntary, humanitarian, mediation, counselling as well as free walk-in legal clinic services to the indigent women and children. She told NAN about the passage of the Violence Against Persons’ Prohibition (VAPP) Act, 2015 which is operational in the FCT and FIDA’s efforts to popularise and ensure effective implementation. She explained in great details, FIDA’s efforts to encourage the VAPP Act, 2015 adopted in their various States. She also noted FIDA’s engagement of the judiciary to ensure effective implementation of the VAPP Act, 2015.
FIDA Nigeria solicited the collaborative effort and support of NAN in executing activities in line with her mandate of promoting, preserving and protecting the rights of women and children in Nigeria as not much can be done without public awareness through the media.
Mrs. Khadijat Lawal pledged support on behalf of NAN to support FIDA optimally with media coverage as it had the platform to cover news locally and internationally with its network spread.