By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Coordinator of the Association for Orphans and Vulnerable Children NGOs In Nigeria (AONN), Dr Grace Dafiel on Friday advocated enforcement of Girl Child rights in Nigeria .
Dr Dafiel stated this while speaking at a press conference to herald the Annual General Scientific Meeting 2019 tagged “Nigerian Girl Child , Unscripted and Unstoppable ” holding in Ibadan.
According to her, the time has come for adequate support for Girl Child in actualizing their dreams, saying, ” the program is organized to commemorate with girl child on this special day, “
The AONN Coordinator pointed that “a girl child is born with wing and can fly if she is not cut short and allowed to fulfil her dreams.
She then tasked the federal government, to do the needful and ensure the release of Leah Sharibu and other Chibok girls in Detention.
Speaking, the Executive Director of Nigeria Network of NGOs Mr. Oyebisi Oluseyi, emphasized the importance of girl child in the society and as well preaches for the support of gender equality, saying, a girl child needs to be brewed to be self – dependent and not on marriage purposes alone.
Deputy National Coordinator (North Central) of the group, Mrs. Christy Abayomi while speaking urged that girl child need to be unscripted and unstoppable.
According to Mrs Abayomi, a girl need to be educated and empowered for her dreams and vision to be a fulfilled one.
New Nigerian recalled that every 11th day of October has been set aside by the United Nation Organization to celebrate the International Day Of The Girl across the globe.m to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face all over the world as well as to promote the empowerment of young girls everywhere, while also advocating for the attainment of their basic human rights, like education and bodily autonomy.