Protection of the Girl Child: Makinde Calls for Stakeholders’ Support
As the world marks 2019 International Day of the Girl Child, Oyo state Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has called on all stakeholders especially parents, guardians and religious bodies to support his administration to promote girls empowerment and fulfillment of their Human Rights through education.
Governor Seyi Makinde made this call through the State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Faosat Sanni while receiving a letter from the Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN), at the state secretariat Ibadan.
Receiving the letter on behalf of the Governor, Alhaja Sanni who appreciated the association for their concerted efforts with laudable achievements in terms of service to God and humanity said, a girl child should be supported in all forms as they were the most vulnerable to all vices.
Earlier while delivering the letter to the commissioner for onward delivery to the governor, Oyo state Chairperson of FOMWAN, Doctor Bushira Oloso noted the achievements of the present administration within a short period in office in education sector among which were free educational materials and free education.
Dr. Oloso therefore appealed to Governor Makinde for speedy completion and implementation of Family Court so that perpetrators of evil acts to girls and women at large would be prosecuted according to the law.