(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to Governor Atiku Bagudu, his administration has secured a $70 million World Bank Grant to strengthen Adolescent Girl-Child Education in the state.
The governor made this known at the 5th Kebbi State Women Ramadan Lecture Series held in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital on Saturday, with the theme “The Fundamental Role of Women in Islam.”
Speaking further, Bagudu harped on the need to legislate and make more money available for Girl-Child Education and other related welfare schemes, noting that women must be supported to play their societal roles, just as it has been ordained by the Almighty Allah, adding that women play key roles in the routine running of the society, apart from their respective family responsibilities.
Topics discussed include Innovative Islamic Ways of Management in COVID-19 Era, Family Obligation of Wives in Times of Economic Hardship and Curbing Gender-Based Violence.
The lecture was attended by former Speaker House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole and Speaker, Kebbi State House of Assembly, Samaila AbdulMuminu-Kamba, and other top government officials.
PROJECTED IMPACT: With the grant, women in the state, especially adolescent girls, would be taught more skills, coupled with both formal and non-formal education, and such skills would enable the girls to be more productive and self-reliant, even in their matrimonial homes.