Benue Women Lawyers elect new chairperson

Danielle Bem-Sar, Makurdi

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The International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Nigeria, Benue State Chapter has elected and sworn in new executives to preside over its affairs for the next three years.

The association elected Dr Magdalyne Dura as the Chairperson and Prisca Ula as Vice Chairperson.

Promoting welfare
In her acceptance speech, the newly elected Chairperson of the Association Mrs Dura promised to provide a holistic approach in promoting legal professionalism and the welfare of women and children.

Mrs Dura assured that very shortly, FIDA Benue State would benefit from a functional Secretariat, enjoy credit loans, welfare packages for young female lawyers, a functional website, women shelter with skilled trainers, one hectare of land and more.

Dura promised not to disappoint the trust bestowed upon her and the entire executives but rather move the association to even greater and enviable heights.

The outgoing Chairperson Mrs Margaret Atu said she had enjoyed great support from members and was able to enhance the status of women and children.

She, therefore, enjoined members to extend the same to the new executives to achieve excellent results

The Chairman electoral committee, Mrs Caroline Ashar-Ekpendu and Permanent Secretary and Solicitor General in the Ministry of Justice, Christy Anangende advised women to be united by putting aside grievances so as to conduct their activities successfully.

Retired Justice Margaret Igbetar, a former President of the Customary Court of Appeal, who swore in the newly elected officials, congratulated them and charged them to be transparent in all their dealings in order not to drag the name of the Association in mud.

Sammie Idika