Oyo Govt. Reaffirms Commitment to Development of Children
Oyo State Government has re-echoed its commitment and willingness to promote and protect the rights and privileges of all children, especially girl -child education for sustainable development.
Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Faosat Sanni stated this during 2020 virtual National Children’s Day celebration held at the ministry’s Conference Room, Secretariat, Ibadan.
Speaking on the theme for the year, “Promoting Girl Child Education For Sustainable Development” Alhaja Sanni noted that girl-child education is a vital tool for national development, stressing the need for more girls to be involved in education, child welfare and poverty reduction.
Alhaja Sanni therefore assured that the state government would continue to support all policies that would promote the rights and privileges of Oyo State children in the right course.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Mrs Christiana Abioye, said girl-child education is an essential tool to promote family and societal growth, discipline, development and progress of the society affirming that no society can survive without the active participation of women and girl child.