First lady calls for investment on Nigerian Child
Buhari noted that, a substantial number of the out-of-school teenage girls either completed their primary education or did not attended school at all.
The president’s wife made the call at the sideline of the just concluded 50th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development, (UNFPA) in New York.
The theme of the event was: “Investing in out-of-School-Teenage Girls, a priority for achieving demographic dividend and sustainable development goals in Africa.’’
The programme was organised by UNFPA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nigeria’s Permanent Mission to the United Nation.
It was to showcase Nigeria’s rich experience and the enormous results of the commitment shown by stakeholders helping to provide the best practice for development scale-up in Africa.
Mrs Buhari, who was represented by her Senior Special Assistant (Administration), Dr Hajo Sani, said the girl child required special care and attention.
She noted that, a substantial number of the out-of-school teenage girls either completed their primary education or did not attended school at all.
According to her, the situation portends danger to humanity.
She said thousands of women were being trained in fashion design, interior decoration, cosmetics development, leather work and many other trades through the her “Future Assured Programme’’.
The president’s wife also said the programme was organising refresher courses for those aiming for higher education.
“Recently, Future Assured Programme entered into collaboration with National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-formal Education with the aim of revitalizing the old system of adult education and community learning centres’’ she said.
Mrs Buhari commended the organisers for dwelling on the issue of out-of-school girls
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