The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, says his administration’s commitment to gender inclusion and its huge investments in education gives the Kwara girl-child a head start in life.
The Governor made the declaration on the occasion of this year’s Children’s Day celebration in the state.
According to the Governor, his administration stands in firm solidarity with the Kwara child and children all over the world as Nigeria again commemorates the Children’s Day.
He added that the policy of his administration is to ensure that no child is left behind or denied every right and privileges to compete with their peers.
“Apart from the general bias for children and all disadvantaged groups, this administration is committed to the well-being of the girl child. Today, we have given the girl child a bragging right to say that her state, Kwara, holds the ace on the African continent in terms of women inclusion in governance” he declared.
He stressed that the government had the girl child in mind when it enrolled Kwara State in the national school feeding programme because of its consequences for increased school enrolment, reduction of out-of-school children, poverty reduction, and women empowerment.
AbdulRazaq also explained that the government’s investments in the primary education sector, including paying better attention to children with special education needs, are designed to secure a brighter future for the Kwara child stressing that even in this time of COVID-19 pandemic, his administration has ensured that the children continue to get attention through our radio and online classes.
He wished all the children a happy 2020 celebration and assured them that nothing will be left undone to protect them from all forms of abuse, violence, and stigmatisation.
The theme for this year’s Children’s Day is ‘Promoting Girl Child Education for Sustainable Development’.
Source: Voice of Nigeria