As the World celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child, Girls and Youth Re – integration Network (GYRIN) has called on Nigerians to support the girl-child to attain the right potentials.
National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer of GYRIN, Awujoola Kehinde charity said in a statement that girls had the power to change the World if given the right opportunity.
She said that adolescent girls have the right to a safe, educated and healthy life, not only in their critical formative years, but also as they mature into women.
“If effectively supported during the adolescent years, girls have the potential to change the world both as the empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s mothers, workers, entrepreneurs, mentors, household heads and political leaders.
“An investment in realising the power of adolescent girls uphold their rights today and promises a more equitable and prosperous future, one in which half of humanity is an equal partner in Solving the problems facing the globe.
“We are to encourage and inspire our girls to have the courage to be, love, honour and celebrate themselves.
“This should not be a onetime occurance though. Let us always strive to instill principles and values in our ladies and each other. Let us challenge them to explore the unknowns.
“No society will flourish and no peace agreement will be lasting without empowering girls in peace building and reconstruction.
“Finally, everyday presents the opportunity for them to use their voices in their community to make a powerfully positive impact by being authentic, unapologetic and genuine,” she said.
She harped on the need to end violence against women in every form.
“Violence against women and girls is a stain on our social fabric.
“On this day of the Girl child, I call on all stakeholders and those in authority to honour their commitment to end all violence against women and girls.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that International Day Of The Girl Child is a day set aside by the United Nations to draw attention to the need to address the challenges girls face around the world and to promote girl’s empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.
It is annually celebrated on October 11th, the theme for this year’s day of the girl child is “EmPOWER Girls: Before, During and After Conflict.
Group Seeks Compensation For Building Collapse Victims In Lagos, Oyo
Advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has called for investigation into circumstances surrounding buildings collapse incidents in Lagos and Oyo states last week.
SERAP said the two states should take immediate steps to investigate the latest incidents and bring to justice complicit developers and contractors.
SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oludare, says the group is ready to offer free legal services to affected families.
Building Collapse: Lagos Demolishes 13 Buildings
Five more buildings in Lagos Island have been brought down by the Lagos state government, bringing the number of demolished buildings to thirteen.
Lagos state building control agency embarked on this demolition on Friday to prevent another disaster after Wednesday’s collapsed building incident in Ita-Faji, Lagos Island.
Twenty persons were killed; forty-five others were injured when a four-storey building, housing a school at its top floor, collapsed. Most of the dead were children.
Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Rotimi Ogunleye described the exercise as a holistic response to the challenges posed by derelict structures and unapproved schools.
The government has taken over the site of the collapsed Massey street building.
Government officials say the ministry had identified 149 distressed and defective buildings, of which 40 have been demolished.
10 Killed In Attack On Kaduna Community
Ten persons have been killed in a fresh attack in Nandu community in Kaduna State.
Chairman Sanga local government council, Charles Danladi, says the attack happened in Nandu village in which eleven houses were burnt.
This is happening at a time when the state struggles to contain repeated attacks in Kajuru local government area of the state for two months now.
Dozens of civilians have been killed there in communal violence believed to be between the Adara people and their Fulani neighbours.
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