As the world marks International Day of the Girl Child, the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria, MWAN, Oyo State chapter has congratulated Nigerian girls on this year’s celebrations.

The president of the association, Dr Oyindamola Adeyemi in a message to mark the day, said this year’s celebration will spur the girls and daughters to diligently pursue excellence and achieve greatness through education.

According to Dr Adeyemi, quality education empowers the girl child and enables them to become leaders and women with vision.

She revealed that the association is promoting Girl Child education through advocacy and partnership with relevant stakeholders in the education sector in Nigeria.

Speaking on the theme of this year’s celebration“Digital Generation: Our generation”, Dr Adeyemi said girls are a fundamental source of transformational change for gender equality and technology which is a crucial tool to support their work, activism and leadership.

She explained that the Medical Women Association of Nigeria would not relent in its efforts at empowering girls to become positive agents in Nigeria and the world at large.

Dr Adeyemi advocated equal access to the internet and digital devices for girls’ to excel in their future endeavours.

She posited that girls are breaking boundaries and barriers, including those directed at children with disabilities and those living in marginalized communities.

The association, therefore, called on the federal government to give more priority to education and ensure the ongoing ASUU strike is resolved urgently to avoid jeopardizing the future of Nigerian youths.

Nafiu Busari

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