Nasarawa to get Nigeria’s first family court
Chief Judge (CJ) of Nasarawa State, Justice Aisha Aliyu, has signed the Rule/Practice Direction 2023 for the full commencement of the first family court practice in the country.
Justice Aisha, the first female CJ in the state, formally signed the Rules and Practice Direction 2023, yesterday, in her Lafia office.
According to the CJ, with the official signing of the document, the state has become the first to implement sitting of family court in the country.
She said: “Today is remarkable because the signing of this document marks the commencement of family court in Nasarawa. I will also send a copy of the document to the United States. As women jurys, we are usually challenged on what impact we are making on children, especially the girl, and women.
“With the commencement of family court in the state, women and children now have succour, unlike before where there are no procedure and guide on how to implement child right laws.”
The CJ commended the Director/Chief Executive of Centre for Women, Youth and Community Action (NACWYCA), Dr. Nawani Aboki, for the sacrifice and hard work put in to ensure the full implementation of the family court in the state.
Nawani said: “Today is worth celebrating because the door to justice is opened for children, parents, guardians, teachers and all duty bearers in the state.”
Aboki affirmed that the commencement of family court proceedings relating to the right, advancement and welfare of the child under the Nasarawa State Child’s Rights Law 2005 is taking effect.