Date of branch inauguration: March 2003
Chairperson – Silvia Shinaba (SAN) ( Of Blessed Memory)
Vice-Chairperson – Lilian Osa-Fiana
Secretary – Joy Ezeigbo
Ast. Secretary – Chigoziri Ojiaka
Financial Secretary – Bike Bakare
Treasurer – Misan Kofi-Senaya
Public Relations Secretary – Eliana Martins
Chairperson – Sylvia Shinaba(SAN)
Vice-Chairperson – Elizabeth Akah
Secretary – Chigoziri Ojiaka
Asst. Secretary – Ngozi Ogbolu
Financial Secretary – Belema Garriki
Treasurer – Ngozi Ekwensi
Public Relations Secretary – Tinuke Nwakohu
Chairperson – Chigoziri Ojiaka
Vice-Chairperson – Olufunmi Oluyede
Secretary – Marian Jones
Asst. Secretary – Ngozi Ogbolu
Financial Secretary – Gertrude Onyewuche
Treasurer – Philomena Nneji
P.R.O – Nkechi Vera Chukwueke
Chairperson – Olufunmi Oluyede
Vice-Chairperson – Eliana Martins
Secretary – Ifeyinwa Awagu
Asst. Secretary – Chiagoziem Dururaji
Finacial Secretary – Gertrude Onyewuche
Treasurer – Philomena Nneji
P.R.O – Amaka Itegboje
Chairperson – Eliana Martins
Vice-Chairperson – Ngozi Ogbolu
Secretary – Marian Jones
Asst. Secretary – Philomena Nneji
Financial Secretary – Olivia Nwachukwu
Treasurer – Amaka Itegboje
P.R.O – Biola Laseinde
Chairperson – Ngozi Ogbolu
Vice-Chairperson – Adaku Mbama
Secretary – Philomena Nneji
Asst. Secretary – Olivia Nwachukwu
Financial Secretary – Bimbo Obaseki
Treasurer(2016-2018) – Carolyn Ibeh
Treasurer(2018-2019) – Chinyere Obiagwu
P.R.O – Tracy Amadigwe-Dike
Chairperson – Phil Nneji
Vice-Chairperson – Chinwe Efobi
Secretary – Oliva Nwachukwu
Asst. Secretary – Chinyere Obiagwu
Financial Secretary – Tracy Amadigwe
Treasurer – Chika Okoli
Welfare Secretary – Chika Okoli
P.R.O – Abimbola Jack
ASSISTANT P.R.O – Chigozie Ezeonyejiaku
26 July 2021
FIDA LAGOS in collaboration with Lagos State First Lady, Her Excellency Dr. (Mrs.) Claudiana Ibijoke Sanwolu, distributed food items to Indigent Muslim Women at Makoko community for Eid-El- Kabir. celebration.
International Widows June 23, Day 2021
FIDA Lagos celebrated International Widows Day with tender hearts. On the UN theme: “Invisible Women, Invisible Problems” and a subtopic: Harmful Widowhood Rites and The Law” Speakers highlighted all the Injustice faced by Widows, as they remain invisible to government and policymakers. They were enlightened on their rights. Moreover, a medical doctor also spoke on healthy living habits/ tips. Gifts were distributed to the widows and they were emotionally overwhelmed.
Children’s Day Celebration May 27, 2021
This year’s children’s day themed “unite to reverse the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on children” was celebrated by FIDA Lagos with the FOMWAN children and children from FIDA Lagos adopted school. The P.R.O, Mrs. Abimbola Jack, who convened the children expressed concern over the rise in defilement cases and taught the children basic precautionary measures to avoid being violated.
Mrs. Layi-Babatunde spoke on the basic skills and positive habits children should imbibe, while Mrs. Adefowoke Ayo-Ponle and Mrs. Jane Odogwu counseled the children on the behavioral attitude the society expects from them.
The Asst P.R.O, Mrs. Chigozie Ezeonyejiaku brought home the effects of Covid-19 on families, especially children, while reminding the children that this year’s theme enjoins children that they should enjoy their rights to survival and development irrespective of their status or situation. This right is enshrined in both the Convention on Rights of the Child and the Child Rights Act 2003.
16 Days of Activism 2020
FIDA Lagos successfully held paralegal training for some members of the Ikeja community nominated/selected by the Regend on the 10 of December 2020.
12th of Dec 2020
FIDA Lagos schools outreach in commemoration of the 16 Days Activism against Gender-based Violence in Divine Step college Coker Orile Iganmu and Group School Mafuluku Oshodi Lagos. Students we’re sensitized and enlightened on pertinent issues of concern on the subject matter
FIDA Lagos in collaboration with the Nigeria Human Rights Commission, Lagos Chapter, yesterday 25 November 2020, flagged off this year’s 16 days of activism against Gender-based Violence, themed: Stop the Violence!!! Fund, Response, Prevent, and Collect. Orange the world!!!!
FIDA Nigeria, Lagos State branch held a Ford Foundation Project Inception Meeting
Theme: “Work with Gatekeepers, Women Leaders, Religious Leaders and Traditional Rulers to Address Social Norms that Negatively Affect the Status of Women and Entrench Violence Against Women and Girls” Held at Obadore Community on the 27th October 2020
Miss Adaeze Joy Nkokelonye, the Program Officer in her overview of the purpose of the project said that the 2year project is funded by Ford Foundation and being implemented by FIDA Nigeria through her Lagos State branch, the purpose of the project is to put an end to harmful cultural practices in the community that affect women and girls. She pointed out that the men are also not left out as they have an important role to play as well being Fathers, brothers, sons, and husbands. She reminded the stakeholders that their full cooperation and support for the success of the project will be appreciated.
Representatives of the various groups spoke about the project and they all expressed a good understanding of the project and most importantly made their commitment to contribute towards the success of the project. In the discussion, one of the representatives from the religious group (Islam) expressed confidence in the confidentiality of any information communicated to the FIDA team via phone or in person at any point in time. This he said is necessary for the people to be aware or to ease any tension or fear that might prevent them from speaking out. Also, the Treasurer of FIDA buttressing on the contribution made said that as Lawyers, the law binds them to keep secret the identity of an Informant in any legal matter.
As a contribution, the Personal Assistant to the Oba said that women should be made to have total confidence in FIDA and they should be assured protection to encourage them to speak out when their rights are violated. He also requested that secondary school students in the community should be included in the project as one of the groups, especially the female students.
The Chairman Alimosho Local Council Development Area appreciated FIDA and Ford Foundation for the effort and for bringing the project to the community. He emphasized the need for victims and even eyewitnesses to always say something whenever there is something to report for the safety of women and girls.
A surveillance team was established to serve as the eyes and ears on arising gender-based issues around the community and escalate it to FIDA.
FIDA Lagos Hosts a Stakeholders’ Meeting on the Administration of the Criminal Justice Law
A 4-day stakeholders’ meeting geared towards forming a network of the members of the Bar, Bench, Police and Correctional Service for effective implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos State, a FIDA Nigeria project sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, was successfully concluded on Friday, the 16 October 2020. The meeting, which was in four phases, ending with the joint meeting of all the stakeholders, the Bar, the Bench, the Police, and the Correctional Service.
8th of October 2020,
FIDA Nigeria, Lagos State Branch with support from MacArthur Foundation successfully organized a Stakeholder meeting with the Bar, comprising of members of NBA branches in Lagos State, the Nigeria Legal Aid Council, Lagos State Ministry of Justice ( OPD, DPP, etc. ) On the effective implementation of Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL). Their responsibilities as provided by the ACJL and challenges faced in carrying out these responsibilities.
ON 30TH July 2020: FIDA Lagos commemorated the International Day Against Trafficking in Persons in collaboration with NAPTIP, IOM, and other NGOs. The celebration was done by way of advocacy and sensitization by taking a walk through the streets of Ikeja, Lagos, creating awareness on the ills of trafficking in persons, travails of the victims, and the attendant consequences of the crime.
ON 19TH MARCH 2018: FIDA Lagos held a one day workshop for stakeholders on the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015, a continuing legal education (CLE) sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation at the Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) 13/15 Kofo Abayomi Street, off Ozumba Mbadiwe street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The purpose of the workshop was to ensure well-informed players in the administration of the criminal justice system
ON 4TH OF MAY 2018: FIDA Lagos paid a courtesy and advocacy visit to the Hon. Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Lola Akande.
16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence Legal Clinic 2018
ON 12TH FEBRUARY 2019: FIDA Lagos State Branch paid a courtesy visitt to Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency(NIMASA).
ON 5TH MARCH 2019: FIDA Lagos paid a courtesy visit to the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Oke.
ON 7TH -8TH MARCH 2019:: FIDA Lagos joined the world to commemorate International Women’s Day on the theme:
ON 20TH MARCH 2019: FIDA Lagos participated in a workshop on validation of a manual on sexual violence and Juvenile Delinquency at Igondo Lagos.
On the 11th of October 2019, Fidan Amazon’s from Lagos branch troupe out in large numbers to celebrate the girl child with school children in an eventful and colorful way.