As the world celebrates International Day of the Girl, the State Chairperson of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Osun State Chapter, Mrs. Toyin Adeoye has charged the global community to support girl child development and champion the rights of the girl child.
Mrs. Adeoye said this while speaking with pressmen in Osogbo. She said the girl child with an estimated population of 1.1 billion are talented and creative bunch whose potentials are often thwarted by discrimination, violence and unequal opportunities.
While commenting on the theme for this year’s celebration, which is “Girls Progress equal to (Sustainable Development) Goals Progress: A global Girl Data Movement”, Mrs. Adeoye stated that when a girl is educated and well trained, it will be easy for such a child to reach an enviable height in life.
Mrs. Adeoye then admonished the girl child to be disciplined, obedient and always dress decently in order to avert any form of sexual harassment. She also admonished government and parents to take the education of girls serious, as doing so will liberate their minds and expose them to achieving their dreams, thereby enabling them
to contribute positively to the development of the country.
NAWOJ Chairperson thereafter congratulated every girl child in the state and wishing them better years.