Nigeria committed to gender equality – Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu, on Monday, launched the campaign for inclusive education, skill development, and gender equity. Tagged #WeAreEqual, the campaign, already launched in 15 African countries, is a brainchild of the Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD).

It focuses on health, education, economic empowerment, and gender-based violence.

President Tinubu said that the campaign “is critical for Africa’s development”, particularly “if we are to attain gender equity and ensure equal opportunities for all.”

He added, “We must continue to create opportunities for all our children to access quality education without leaving anyone behind, particularly the girl child.”

President Tinubu said he was ecstatic that the campaign coincided with the first lady’s initiative, ‘Alternative High School for Girls’. The ‘initiative offers a second chance to young girls, who have dropped out of school, to continue their education and fulfill their dreams and aspirations’.

President Tinubu reportedly reiterated his commitment to providing opportunities that guarantee access to education, retention, and completion by every Nigerian child.

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“Let us carry forward this campaign, which promises to gift an educated girl-child the potential to bring the necessary change and transform African communities for the better,” he said.


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