Nigerian pupils have been urged to take education importantly because it is the only pathway to success in life.
The Executive Director, Gabasawa Women and Children Initiative (GWCI), Doris Yaro, said this during the inauguration of some of the libraries at the Archdeacon Adelaja Senior High School, Bariga, and Community Senior High School, Ketu, Lagos.
“Education is the most basic insurance against poverty. It offers brighter opportunities and empowers people with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to conquer the future," Yaro said.
“Education is all about reading, understanding and development and as such, reading opportunity has been strengthened through this project."
She said the library $98,500 project, which was funded by Western Union Foundation alongside some Nigerian banks and facilitated by GWCI, a 25-year-old non-governmental organization, would help increase the pupils’ passion for education.
"We are not just here to launch a project but to set a pace and a footprint in achieving future expectancy for our children.
"We have opened the doors and we expect them to exploit this opportunity to read and succeed.”
Yaro revealed that GWCI has been assisting women and pupils, providing their social and educational needs.