The federal government has commended the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) and other partners for their continuous support in ensuring that basic education is brought to the girl child in Northern Nigeria.
Minister Of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made the commendation yesterday while speaking at a media dialogue on “Girls For Girls (G4G) Initiative,” jointly organised by the Child Rights Information Bureau (CRIB) of the ministry in collaboration with UNICEF in Zamfara State.
The minister who was represented by Principal Information Officer of the ministry, Zira Zakka, noted that girls are very important part of our society, and that high percentage of success in developmental processes in any society could be associated to them because of the peculiar place they occupy in the homes.
According to him, “This position buttresses the need to ensure that they are empowered, especially through education.”
He said the G4G initiative, which is a component of the Girl’s Education Project Phase 3 being implemented in Northern Nigeria, is to help support girls to remain in school and improve their learning.
Speaking further on the impact of the project, the executive director, Life Helpers Initiative, Tayo Fatinikun said there is a silent revolution in girl child education taking place in Zamfara State.
He, however, called on the government to provide security in the schools as some of the girls do not go to school regularly because of security challenges in the region.
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