Presidency tasks families on compulsory girl-child education

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By Ruth Oketunde

Abuja – The Office of the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has tasked families to ensure female children are given equal and compulsory access to education.

Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, the SSA to the President on SDGs, gave the charge at the official launch of the ‘World’s Largest Lesson Nigeria Family Activation’ ceremony on Wednesday in Abuja.

The event was organised in collaboration World Largest Lesson Nigeria and Dean , the theme “Activating Families and Communities for SDGs”.

She said that families remained a critical stakeholder for the country’s actualisation of the SDGs by 2030, urging who believe that sending female children to schools was a waste of resources, to change their mindset.

must understand that an educated girl- can change the narratives of an entire family.

“Education must be made compulsory for everybody; we have to and encourage them to be in .

“We also more champions who can stand and fight for the rights of the girl- in the country.”

She also charged Nigerians to the government in actualising the goals by contributing their quota to socio- development of the country.

Mr Michael Semiye, Director, Dean , said that the event was organised to ensure that no was left behind by 2030.

“Every aspect of the 17 sustainable development goals is very important and input of families remains critical in achieving the goals.

“Let us mobilise ourselves and the government,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the point of the event was the SDGs book launch for students in four, five and six.