- Office Address: Ministry of Justice old Secretariat, Alagbaka, Akure.
- Phone No: 08030419049
- E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date of branch inauguration: August 2008
2008 – 2014
Chairperson – A.O Adeyemi-Tuki
Vice Chairperson – Funmi Abitoye
Secretary – Olubunmi Niyi-Arajuwa
Public Relations Officer – Abimbola Ajileye
Treasurer – Bola Joel-Ogundadegbe
2014 – 2018
Chairperson – Olubunmi Niyi-Arajuwa
Vice Chairperson – Stella Adegoke
Secretary – Demehin Happiness
Treasurer – Omowumi Sadare
Public Relations Officer – Olajumoke Ogunjebi
2018 – TILL DATE
Chairperson – Bola Joel-Ogundadegbe
Vice Chairperson – Demehin Happiness
Secretary – Pamela Olowoyo
Assistant Secretary – Remilekun Igbagbo
Treasurer – Olubunmi Koyenikan
Public Relation Officer – Jessica Achilike
2008 – 2014
Fida Ondo State and the Deji of Akure Kingdom’s Dethronement: In May 2010, the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria, Ondo State branch, took to the streets with a strong protest against the battery/domestic violence/pouring of acid, by the Deji of Akure Kingdom against his queen, Olori Bolanle. The protest of FIDA Ondo State branch, led us to the office of Mr. Governor, His Excellency, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, and the then Chairperson on behalf of FIDA Ondo State branch and every woman in Ondo State, said the then Deji of Akure, who was beating his wife and then after poured acid on her, did not deserve to be a king to the people, as he would be encouraging men to beat their wives should he remain the Deji of Akure Kingdom. This led to the dethronement of the Deji, and he was never reinstated till date even though he wrote to the State government appealing to be re-instated saying he had learned his lessons.
The Law prohibiting Commercial bike riders from conveying pregnant women in Ondo State this law was sponsored by a bill from FIDA Ondo State branch, and it was a result of incessant accidents resulting to loss lives of pregnant women, that necessitated this law.
2014 – 2018
In the year 2018, a video of a young lady went viral, as she was being beaten and stripped off her clothes. She was naked, bleeding as a result of the beatings by some men, and a journalist in the Ondo State Radio Vision Corporation (OSRC) was seen interviewing her, while she was crying for help and naked. FIDA Ondo State, took the matter up, and ensured that the young lady got justice, and the perpetrators were brought to book.
NOVEMBER 2018 – TILL DATE:
On the 28th of March 2018, FIDA Nigeria Ondo State branch went on a protest March, to say “NO!” and “ENOUGH” to the incessant rape of young ladies in the State.
Sometime in the months of February and March, FIDA Ondo received reports of the raping of two young girls at different locations. The perpetrators in attempting to rape the girls and receiving stiff resistance from the girls, resulted to strangulation, and use of a knife to slit the stomach of the latter. This acts provoked FIDA Ondo to a protest March, as the young girls were in hospitals fighting for their lives. The protest caught the attention of the State government who also in showing support for the protest volunteered to pick the hospital bills of these victims of attempted rape and murder.
The whole state was aware of the protest March , as it was televised both in local and on the National televisions local and dailies. FIDA Ondo, hopes to use this protest to accomplish more on stopping or bringing to the barest minimum the incessant raping in the state.