Tinubu govt committed to girl-child education –VP Shettima

President Bola Tinubu is fully committed to issues of girl-child education and gender empowerment.

He will promote same in the policies and programmes of the Federal Government under his watch, said Vice President Kashim Shettima.

Director Information, Office of the Vice President, Olusola Abiola, in a statement on Wednesday, said: “The Vice President stated this in his remarks today when he received on a courtesy visit to the Presidential Villa, a delegation from the United Nations led by the UN Deputy Secretary-General, UNDSG and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, Mrs. Amina Mohammed.”

The statement said Mrs. Amina Mohammed was accompanied on the visit by the Co-Founder Malala Fund, Ms. Malala Yousafzai and other officials.

Sen. Shettima in the statement reiterated President Tinubu’s commitment to issues of education and empowerment of women.

He noted “President Tinubu is fully and unequivocally committed to the girl-child education and gender empowerment initiatives.”

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According to him, “The SDGs goals 4 and 5 will be vigorously pursued by the present administration. President Tinubu is a passionate and committed advocate of girl-child education.

“He believes in the empowerment of our women. He believes that the prosperity, the respect of every society is directly proportional to the way they treat their women folk,” he added.

Commends UNDSG’s  efforts in promoting girl-child education

The Vice President also commended the UNDSG and the Co-founder of Malala Fund for their efforts in promoting girl-child education among other initiatives.

“Amina Mohammed stands today as a symbol of hope for the African woman for her resilience, commitment and disposition and most importantly in her integrity.

“She is an oasis of hope in an unending ocean of poverty and depravity, while Malala is an icon of hope and change in a despairing world,” Shettima added.

He assured the Malala Fund of the Federal Government’s partnership with the organization for the greater good of Nigeria.

In separate remarks, the UNDSG, Amina Mohammed and Co-Founder of Malala Fund, Malala Yousafzai, commended the Federal Government for their efforts in promoting goals 4 and 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals, observing progress in the areas of gender equity and education of girls across the country.

Amongst members of the delegation were UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Matthias Schmale, Executive Director, UN Office of Partnerships, Ms. Annemarie Hou, Special Assistant to the DSG, Ms. Hadiza Elayo, Senior Advisor to the Resident Coordinator, Mr. Frederic Eno, and Co-Founder Malala Fund, Mr. Ziauddin Yousafzai.

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