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El-Rufai advocates girl child education, cautions against early marriage

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has expressed concern that parents are wasting the talents of their girl child due to school dropouts and early…

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has expressed concern that parents are wasting the talents of their girl child due to school dropouts and early marriage.

He stressed that girls are not only created to bear children but also need to be educated to realize their full potential.

The governor made this statement during the official launch of the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Employment (AGILE) project in the state.

He commended the progress made in educating girls in the state and appreciated the value of education, especially for girls.

Governor El-rufai stated that “we are wasting the talents of girls by not educating them or getting them out of schools for early marriage. They can be deputy governors, commissioners, heads of service, and heads of agencies.”

He expressed happiness with the progress of the Kaduna State government in the last eight years, saying that it was a deliberate effort to inspire young girls that they can do more than just marry and bear children.

The governor also commended the World Bank and the AGILE project in the state, describing it as one of the most successful projects in the state.

The representative of the World Bank, Amina Garba, praised the bank’s commitment to promoting girl and women’s education in the country.

She also thanked the governor for his support towards girl child education and the support rendered to the AGILE project.

Similarly, AGILE National Project Coordinator, Hajiya Amina Haruna, said the project would address gender imbalance in the educational sector.

 

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