Friday, January 17, 2020

We will sustain efforts to end child marriage - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, has vowed that his administration would sustain ongoing efforts to end child marriage and improve girl-child education in the country.

Speaking at the commission of the headquarters building of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs in Abuja, Buhari said it was the collective duty of all to ensure that mothers of today and tomorrow were educated, encouraged and empowered.

He said, “Our quest is to ensure that concerns of women, children, and other vulnerable citizens are given prominence and ultimately addressed. A key priority of our government is the development and implementation of social inclusion and economic sustenance policies.

“Our determination is to ensure that economic growth and prosperity are felt by as wide a circle as possible. In particular, we are laying great emphasis on education of the girl-child. The high level of young girls who are out of school, or unable to complete school due to socio-economic pressures, is disturbing and must be addressed.

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