- October 11, 2018
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: National News
As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the International day of the Girl Child today with the theme, “WITH HER: A SKILLED GIRLFORCE,” people have been urged to see the need to protect the girl child from any kind of abuses and the need to empower them for a better tomorrow.
Speaking in a chat with planet news, some students in Uyo, who narrated the challenges they face as a girl child, ranging from molestation and lack of equal opportunity to perform, said it is high time action is taken.
Our correspondent, Mary Obisung reports that the students however called on relevant authority to ensure that the girl child enjoys all privileges by giving her equal rights and opportunity to express her leading ability and weigh their performances in the society.
This year’s International day of the Girl Child, stresses the importance of promoting girls empowerment and fulfillment of their human rights while also bringing together partners and stakeholders to advocate for, and draw attention and investments to the most pressing needs and opportunity for girls to attain skills for employment.