Education Key To Girl Child Empowerment- First Lady

Remi Tinubu

The First Lady of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu says investing in the girl child will end every form of discrimination.

She stated during an interactive session with policy and decision makers to mark the 2023 International Day of the Girl Child organised by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and donor partners in Abuja.

Senator Oluremi said education is key to empowerment, and as such every girl has a chance to learn and grow to achieve her potential.

“We must see to it that every girl has access to quality education and is free from all forms of discrimination be it religious, cultural or traditional.

We must protect them from all forms of violence. It is our collective duty to create a safe and inclusive environment where girls can thrive, she added.

The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye says through the Renewed Hope Initiative women and girls would be empowered to enable them to thrive in society.

“I want you to understand that what we are trying now is according to the Renewed Hope of Mr. President how to build your confidence, how to give you voice, give your mother voice. so that we put a stop to what you are going through”

She advised the girls to stay clear of peer influence that would lead them into social vices, but rather focus on their education and skill.

UNICEF Child Protection Specialist, Dr. Godwin Odo stated that the gathering is a platform to listen and learn from the experiences of the children help to inform better policies and programmes to improve their lives.

The Speaker FCT Children Parliament, Ramat Waziri thanked the federal government for its unwavering commitment to support the girl child but called for more intervention.


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