Tinubu Pledges to End Gender-Based Violence

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.Premium Times

President Bola Tinubu pledged on Monday to take all necessary actions to stop gender-based violence and improve learning opportunities for girls in safe and conducive environments.

The President made the vow while speaking at the launch of the Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) #WeAreEqual Campaign at the Old Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja. He highlighted the importance of education in empowering girls and advocating for gender equality.

President Tinubu praised the OAFLAD's initiative for the campaign launch, highlighting its successful launch in 15 other African countries. He emphasized the importance of the campaign's focus in Nigeria, titled “Education as a Powerful Tool for Change”, for Africa’s development.

According to him, it is crucial to keep creating opportunities for all our children to access quality education without leaving anyone behind, especially the girl child.

“We must engender a society where everyone has the same opportunities, regardless of who they are, because doing that leads to a stronger and more peaceful society for all. “

He commended the African First Ladies for their dedication to advancing gender equality and reducing the gender gap in opportunities and appointments across Africa.

The President also applauded his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady of Nigeria, for her commitment to advancing gender equality through education.

With a focus on "Education as a Powerful Tool for Change," President Tinubu pointed out the critical nature of the #WeAreEqual Campaign launch in Nigeria for Africa's development.

He also emphasized the significance of laws and policies that safeguard and advance women’s rights, invest in girls’ education and skills development, and provide economic opportunities for everyone.

The President reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring that no Nigerian child is excluded from quality education, aiming to prepare women and girls to lead and bring positive changes to their communities.

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