Female lawyers across the country have come together to figure out ways to enhance the development of the female gender in all its activities.
They gathered at the quarterly National Executive Council meeting of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) held in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital in Nigeria’s oil-rich region.
The event, themed “The Girl-Child in Contemporary Nigerian Society: Challenges and Prospects”, was formally declared open by the Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Justice Kate Abiri.
Justice Abiri said that the essence of the meeting was to deliberate on the women course and the protection of children, not only in Nigeria but the world at large.
The keynote speaker, Professor Festus Emiri, emphasised the need for lawyers to begin to look at law from a contextual angle and perspective.
While another speaker, Barrister Koboeze, also stressed the importance of the passage of the Child Rights Law and its benefit, others opined that the Nigerian child needs more protection from the society.
The Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, John Jonah, was also present at the gathering. He said that the protection of children and women remains one of the achievements of the Governor Seriake Dickson-led administration.Channels Television News