INTERNATIONAL Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Ilorin branch, on Friday distributed palliatives to its members, who are into private practice to cushion the effect of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic lockdown.
The FIDA Chairperson, Mrs. Iyabode Mohammed, who addressed newsmen shortly after the exercise, said the palliatives are majorly for legal practitioners who are into private practice.
She added that the restriction order of the state government affected their members at the private chambers as they are not on salary like their colleagues in the Ministry of Justice.
She revealed that the second phase of the palliatives would soon be launched to out to members of the general public.
“The lockdown is taking longer time than we expect, some of our members are not working with the Ministry of Justice, some were just even call to Bar looking for means of survival.
“Part of our mission as a legal body is to ensure we take care of members, this informed why we shared the palliatives,” she explained.
Muhammed, therefore urged those who have the means in the society to support the less privileged at this period of COVID-19 lockdown. (NAN)
– May 22, 2020 @ 15:45 GMT |