NASARAWA (NASARAWA STATE) – The Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria, Nasarawa State chapter, has expressed its readiness to partner with the Nasarawa State government to promote girl-child education in the state.
The President of the association, Hajiya Hanatu Mohammed, stated this in Nasarawa, headquarters of Nasarawa Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, during the association’s meeting.
Mohammed, who was represented by her Vice, Hajiya Rakiyi Jibrin, stressed that girl-child education was key to the country’s development.
“This meeting is aimed at discussing on how to move our association forward, and to contribute our quota to the development of our state and the country at large.
“As we are all aware, some parents do not take the education of their children, especially the girl-child serious.
“There is the need for all hands to be on deck, in order to promote girl-child education, as education is the best legacy parents should leave for their children, she said.
Mohammed called on parents and other stakeholders to cooperate with government in order to develop a holistic approach on girl-child education.
Mohammed also called on women to always preach peace, considering the critical position they occupied in the family, as peace is necessary requirement for development.
Also speaking, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, Secretary to the Nasarawa State Government, commended the association for its efforts in preaching peace, religious tolerance, and interest in education.