FG asked to pro­tect girl-child

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Romoke W. Ah­mad, Ilorin

The Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment has been ad­vised to take is­sue of pro­tec­tion of girl-child se­ri­ous and en­sure that laws pro­hibit­ing early child mar­riage are ad­e­quately mon­i­tored and im­ple­mented.

The ad­vice was given yes­ter­day in Ilorin at a pro­gramme or­gan­ised by the pro­pri­etress of Lamp Bear­ers Is­lamic School Ilorin, Ha­jia Mardiyah Bello in col­lab­o­ra­tion with FOMWAN, on the oc­ca­sion of the In­ter­na­tional Day of the Girl-Child.

Guest speaker at the oc­ca­sion, Pro­fes­sor Nimah Ab­dul­ra­heem, said girl-child ed­u­ca­tion must be given pri­or­ity with em­pha­sis placed on com­pul­sory free ba­sic ed­u­ca­tion.

Also speak­ing, the Ami­rah of FOMWAN, Ha­jia Me­mu­nah Shehu, ad­vised women to em­power them­selves, say­ing

“If ev­ery woman is em­pow­ered, alot can be achieved and some of the prob­lems the so­ci­ety is fac­ing to­day will be min­i­mized. FOMWAN will not re­lent in it ef­forts to cel­e­brate the day”.

Early, the con­vener, Ha­jia Bello, said girls are im­por­tant to the so­ci­ety and must be ed­u­cated “even though they are in the kitchen, but can still be use­ful and rel­e­vant in their cho­sen ca­reers.”

Photo: NAN

The road that leads to Niger Delta Univer­sity in Ama­soma, Bayelsa State, yes­ter­day.

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