Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal has reiterated his administration’s commitments towards massive investment in Girl-Child education across the State.
The Governor spoke during 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 the Governor’s spokesman, Sulaiman Bala Idris, he said Lawal called for a collective response against gender-based violence.
According to the statement, the public awareness program was one of the critical events of the office of the First Lady in her efforts to improve the lives of girl-children in the State.
While delivering his remark, Governor Lawal said that Zamfara State has been unfortunately infested with insecurity for over ten years, which gave rise to insecurity.
“The insecurity in the State 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 a 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 renovation 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,” he said.
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.
“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 declared.