On the 18th of October 2021, FIDA Nigeria, National Executive Council (NEC) Meeting started off with a business meeting held at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua Hall Kaduna State. The session was chaired by the Country Vice President/National President FIDA Nigeria; Rhoda Prevail Tyoden and in attendance were over 25 branch representatives enabling serious discussions on key and topical issues in line with FIDA’s mandate
Later that evening to conclude the day’s activities was a Dinner/Awards Night, with the Special Guest of Honour being the First Lady of Kaduna State, Her Excellency Asia Ahmad El – Rufai accompanied by her husband the Executive Governor of Kaduna State Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
Also, in attendance were the Chief Judge of Kaduna State, Honorable Justice Muhammadu Lawal Bello, Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice Aisha Dikko, Accountant General of the State Shizzer Nasara Bada amongst others members of the state executive and judiciary
The Governor in his closing remarks expressed delight that FIDA Nigeria chose Kaduna State for her NEC meeting while appreciating FIDA for her great service to humanity and encouraging FIDA in her noble vision and mission.
The formal opening ceremony of FIDA Nigeria’s 3rd Quarter National Executive Council Meeting (NEC) was held on the 14th of October, 2021 at Hotel Seventeen, Tafawa Balewa Way Kaduna.
The ceremony began with a welcome address from the Host branch Chairperson FIDA Kaduna, Hajia Zainab Atoba as she welcomed all branches of FIDA to the state. The Country Vice President/National President of FIDA Nigeria, Rhoda Prevail Tyoden gave her Opening Remarks.
The Chief Judge of Kaduna State, Honorable Justice Muhammadu Lawal Bello declared the program opened which was followed by the formal Inauguration of FIDA Nigeria Zaria Branch thereby bringing FIDA’s services closer to the grassroot.
The interim branch executive officers were sworn in by the Chief Judge of Kaduna State, in the presence of the Emir of Zazzau Zaria, Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, amongst other state government officials, members of the judiciary and notable guests who graced the occasion.
This was followed by the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program which was an intriguing session on Trauma-Informed Care – First Time Responders Training, followed by a discussion on the Child Rights Act with presentations by different state branches
State branches were in the evening hosted to a cultural night which had in attendance the First Lady of Kaduna State, Asia Ahmad El – Rufai amongst other dignitaries. The State cultural dance troupe entertained everyone including FIDA branches who showcased their beautiful cultures in different dances and attire.
FIDA Nigeria kick-started her 3rd Quarter National Executive Council meeting in Kaduna State, on the 13th of October 2021, with a visit to Jam’Iyyar Matan Arewa Orphanage Home, the place of refuge for orphans, homeless, and abandoned Kids.
The Country Vice President/National President Rhoda Prevail Tyoden, accompanied by her National Executive Officers and representatives of the different FIDA Branches.
In her remark, appreciated the zeal and efforts of management and urged them to continue in their cause of fending for the vulnerable and less privileged kids.
On behalf of FIDA Nigeria, she made a donation to support the care of the babies while furthermore assuring them of continued support, especially legal aid in their cases.
This noble cause of being a blessing to these less privileged kids and spending time with them gave immense joy and peace to all Fidans from the different branches who were present.
Later that evening, was a welcome cocktail, which had in attendance the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State ably represented by the Accountant General of the State Shizzer Nasara Bada, the Chief Judge of Kaduna State, Honorable Justice Muhammadu Lawal Bello who was supported by members of the Judiciary (Judges and Magistrates), alongside Fidans from over 28 branches in the federation.
A delightful entertaining and most eventful evening it was as members enjoyed the warm hospitality of the host branch, FIDA Kaduna State ably led by the Chairperson Zainab M. Atoba
On the 27 of November 2020, in commemoration of 16 Days Activism, FIDA Kaduna in collaboration with NHRC, JMA and other NGOs visited the CJ of Kaduna State at High Court Complex, Bida Road Kaduna and advocated for creation of Family Courts and speedy dispensation of SGBV cases.
The Hon. Chief Judge of Kaduna State Hon Justice M. L Bello, Commissions FIDA Kaduna Legal Clinic and Counselling Centre, donated to FIDA by Jam’iyyar Matan Arewa in company of the former A.G Kaduna State Mrs. Joana Kadiya, the Controller of Corrections Kaduna State Command and the Chairman NBA Kaduna Branch S.A Audu.