The wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, has talked up the importance of girl child education, asking every Nigerian to support and ensure the education of girls in the country.
“I urge you all to take care and take hold of your own time to ensure a better future for yourselves and for the society at large.
“You must also strive to be different and innovative, know that you are special and a Nigerian princess and so must be morally upright.
“You must work hard to stand out among peers around the world. Girls deserved to be celebrated as they are important part of any society,” she said.
“It is no longer news that the girl child continues to face challenges in many countries of the world, including Nigeria, in spite of the efforts by many national and international organisation to address the issues.
“What is news is the unwholesome dimension the trend is taking with new technology, high incidence of poverty and crime resulting in low school enrolment, completion, especially for girl child.
“Young girls are been used as sex slaves and baby making factories, increased rate of sex abuse, early and forced marriages resulting to VVF, trafficking under the guise of providing greener pastures, rape and other violence,” she said.
“The supply side of education has some serious concerns, both teacher quality and quantity needed to be addressed and school infrastructure is still a source of worry.
“UNICEF Nigeria is committed to improving the lives of Nigerian women and children. We continue to be committed to our partnership with the Nigerian Government to provide every child a quality education”.
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