… Chukwuma Dike
The Nollywood actress, Ms. Tonto Dike and a consortium of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) in Nigeria have tasked the Federal Government and Nigerians of all societal classes on the importance of the girl-child education.
The three NGOs are; FAME Foundation, The Tonto Dikeh Foundation, and Bells Echo Initiative all based in Abuja made the call on Sunday after an outreach in parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
According to the organisers of the girls empowerment outreach carried out at the LEA primary School, Kovin Madaki in the FCT, the consortium focuses on the importance of the girl-child education.
Speaking at the outreach, founder of FAME Foundation and a girl/women right advocate, Ms. Aderonke Bello, called on the federal government to encourage the girl-child by ensuring they are educated.
“We are calling on the Federal Government to support the girls by giving a sound education and to create the enabling environment which will allow them become literate, these can put an end to the child marriage,” Bello said.
The founder of FAME Foundation, Ms. Aderonke Bello admonishing one of the girl-child
In the same vein, the President of The Tonto Dikeh Foundation, Ms. Tonto Dikeh, urged parents and guardian to send their daughters to school.
“Parents and Guardian should please send their girls to school, also the community should get involved more in the improvement of girls access to education. Education is the key to success,” she said.
“It’s always a delight to be involved with the facilitation of education, especially for the girl-child who is the fabric of every society,” Abiodun Bello, President of Bells Echo Initiative says.