Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike is to be awarded in Bayelsa State for boldly signing into law the ‘Rivers State Prohibition of the Curtailment of Women’s Right to Share in Family Property Law No. 2 of 2022’.
The Governor is to be honoured for his support and promotion of female rights to family property inheritance.
The award, which is part of the Gesi Publication’s 20th anniversary public lecture and awards, is to be held at the Bayelsa State Medical University (BMU) Auditorium in Yenagoa, the State capital, on Saturday.
The Publisher and Managing Director, Gesi Publication, Izontimi Otuogha, in a statement on Friday said, Wike will be honoured alongside prominent women trailblazers who had stood out in their advocacy for the promotion and protection of the rights of the girl-child, women and the vulnerable in the society.
He said; “The Prohibition of the Curtailment of Women’s Right to Share in Family Property Law is a remarkable legislation which will check discrimination against the girl-child and women. And by this legislation, Governor Wike has etched his name in gold because history will never forget him and that is why we are honouring him with an award.”
The Gesi Publication’s 20th Anniversary celebration will feature the unveiling of ‘Ebiere’, a women’s magazine and a public lecture with the theme, ‘Actualising the Oloibiri Oil Museum and Research Centre Project for the Rapid Industrial and Socio-Economic Development in Nigeria’.
The lecture will be delivered by the former President, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Amaopusenibo Sofiri Brown.