Borno First Lady urges govt to prioritize girl-child education, women empowerment
By Matthew Eloyi
Borno State First Lady, Mrs. Falmata Zulum has called on the federal government to give more emphasis to Girl- Child Education and Women Empowerment to mitigate disparity that manifests itself in various forms.
According to Mrs. Zulum, the most obvious is the trend of continuously declining female ratio in the population, which has led to inactive women participation in social development.
The Governor’s wife stated this in her congratulatory message to President Muhammadu Buhari and all Nigerians to have witnessed the successful celebration of the Nation’s uninterrupted Independence in the last 61 years.
Hajiya Aisha Hassan Ngubdo, Press Secretary to the Borno First Lady who issued a press statement in Maiduguri, commended President Buhari, and indeed all Nigerians for keeping the unity and harmony inherited by the forefathers.
She however lamented that social stereotyping and violence at the domestic and societal levels are some of the other manifestations which have retarded socio-economic development in the society, and therefore enjoined Government at all levels to address the issue for collective coexistence.