Every year, the girl child is celebrated across the globe and efforts are daily put in place to sensitize the need for quality girl child education. In Calabar, South South Nigeria, the government of the state under the leadership of the Governor Sir Ben Ayade is determined in it’s resolve to give every girl child in the state the education she needs to become the woman of her dreams.The Special Assistant to the Governor on Girl Child Education, Queen Otelahu Oko who flagged off a campaign in awareness for quality education for every girl child in the state said“Today 11th October, 2020 is the international Day of the Girl Child and this year’s theme is “my voice our Equal Future”. Every year this day is observed globally to raise awareness on the Challenges facing the Girl Child.The Need for Educational Empowerment, happiness, life fulfillment, human and equal right of the girl child is paramount. Girls are powerful agents of Change if Educated and nothing should deter the girl child from Education. There is always a greater need for the girl child to be competitive and to participate fully in all areas of life and that is why we are flagging off this campaign today.In addition to what we are doing here today, It is the intention of the state government under the leadership of our governor through my office to raise awareness and partner with local and international organizations to put the welfare and education of the girl child at the forefront of our concerns. This awareness campaign shall be carried through the 18 local governments of the state with higher vigor as soon as schools reopen from the covid-19 pandemic. We are therefore starting this campaign today from two local governments Akpabuyo and Calabar south of which Apkpabuyo happens to be the first.I have therefore come here today on behalf of the Executive Governor of Cross River State, sir prof. Ben Ayade to tell you that “AYADE CARES FOR ALL”On his behalf also, I wish every Girl Child a happy international day of the Girl Child 2020. My name is Queen Otelahu Oko SA to the Governor on Girl Child Education Cross river state. The event had Nollywood veteran actress Shan George in attendance amongst others. View this post on Instagram Happy International Girl Child Day. You all matter to Us. @queeniko_001. #ProtectOurGirls #GirlChildEducation #shutitalldownA post shared by IGNITZ MEDIA (@ignitzmedia) on Oct 11, 2020 at 11:45pm PDTThe post Queen Otelahu Oko reiterates Cross River State’s resolve on quality Girl Child Education appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
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