Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, on Wednesday, signed the bill which guaranteed the rights of females to inherit and own property in their fatherâ€™s family.
The state House of Assembly passed the bill some weeks ago.
According to Ikpeazu, his administration will always lean on the side of reason in the discharge of its obligations to the people of the state.
He noted that it had become anachronistic to continue to treat women as second-class citizens in their families.
He said, â€œThis is about the most important legislation passed by the state House of Assembly and congratulations to Abia women for this feat.
With the Female Persons Right of Inheritance of Property Law 2022, Abia has become one of the first states in the country to protect the rights of women to inheritance.