Governor Dauda Lawal has reiterated his administration’s commitment to invest massively in girl-child education across Zamfara State.
On Thursday, Governor Lawal attended an awareness lecture on gender-based violence, organized by the office of the Zamfara State First Lady, Hajiya Huriyya Dauda Lawal, as part of the 16-day activism.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Sulaiman Bala Idris, the Governor called for a collective response against gender-based violence.
The statement added that the awareness program is one of the critical events of the office of the First Lady in its efforts to improve the lives of girl-children in Zamfara state.
While delivering his remark, Governor Dauda Lawal said that Zamfara has been unfortunately infested with insecurity for over ten years, which gave rise to insecurity.
“The insecurity in Zamfara gave rise to the internal displacement of several communities, and the victims are mainly girls and women.
“Gender-based violence is a serious problem that we face as people. Therefore, we are developing programmes aimed at solving this massive inequality by investing in prevention and public enlightenment and creating access to education as well as economic development.
“We are particularly determined to invest more in girl-child education by encouraging parents to send their girl-child to school.
“I recently approved massive renovations of some girls’ secondary schools, College of Health Technology, and College of Health Sciences across Zamfara.
“It is pleasing to report that there has been a significant increase in enrollment of girls in schools, which is a positive development.
Earlier, during her speech, the First Lady of Zamfara State, Hajiya Huriyya Dauda Lawal, commended the State government for addressing issues related to girls’ education.
“Today, we have gathered together to declare with one voice that enough is enough! As the First Lady of Zamfara State, it is my unwavering commitment to stand as an advocate of change – a catalyst for a society where every person, regardless of gender, can thrive in safety and equity.” She said.