Nigeria Rep members pass bill enabling married women to choose state of origin

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The lower representative chamber in Nigeria has passed a bill which will enable married Nigerian women to choose their state of origin.

The ‘Bill for an act to amend the Federal Character Commission (Establishment, etc) Act, 2010, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, Cap F7 to give married women the option of indigeneship and for related matters’ was passed at Tuesday’s plenary session.

The bill will give married women the option of choosing the indigeneship of either their father or husband if passed into law.

Prior to the amendment, married women were considered indigenes of their husband’s state.

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