The International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, Imo State has honoured Guardian Newspaper correspondent, Collins Osjui with a merit award.
FIDA says the award was in recognition of his support in projecting the goals and objectives of the association in the state.
Also honoured were the wife of the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Hajiya Habiba Ahmed Barde and CEO, Boss Radio, Owerri, Evangelist. Myke Ikoku for their contributions in promoting, preserving and protecting rights and welfare of women and children in the state.
The wife of the state governor, Chioma Uzodimma, Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Cyprian Akaolisa, founder of Imo FIDA, Justice Roseline Wilson, Justice Ama Eluwa, Justice T .E. Chukwuemeka-Chikeka and Justice Chioma Nwosu-Iheme were also decorated as matron and ambassador of the association.
The event also witnessed the induction of 160 female law students of the Imo State University, Owerri into the Imo FIDA.
The association said the inductees were expected to, “have a voracious appetite for the law and all that pertains to it and get ready to be fighters for equity and justice.”
Earlier, the Imo FIDA Chairperson, Ndidi Anike Val-Okeoma applauded the awardees for respective support to the association and contributions for a better society.
She said the association would remain committed to the protection, promotion and preservation of women and child rights in the state.
She disclosed that within the year, the association had attended to over 70 cases on issues ranging from domestic violence, child defilement and wrongful widowhood practices