Nigerian one hour Minister of Women Affairs, Miss. Nana Basiru has charged the federal government to continue to provide support for the Nigerian woman without whom the digital revolution was incomplete in the country.
Bashir said, digital skills and the economy was skewed in favour of the boy against the girl child and sought a balance to make the girl-child have similar opportunities in life for national development.
Miss Nana Bashir, assumed the office of the Minister of Women Affairs, for one hour, in commemoration of the Girl- Child Day slated for today 11th October 2021, while Dorcas Joshua was minister of state for the same period of time.
Nana Bashir, a 12-year-old-girl from Kebbi State, said the girl-child is faced with many challenges, going through school and called for a change of the narrative to foster gender balance in the national outlook.
According to her: “Data shows that girls’ enrollment and transition continue to be jeopardized by series of factors Including gender-based violence.
“Even where enrolled, girls are less likely than boys to complete secondary education. Only one, out of six girls who graduate from primary school, are able to transit to secondary schools Bashir said
The Young minister wondered “I ask then… Where are the rest of the girls? We must find them. Where are they? What are they doing? Why are they not in school? What can we collectively and individually do to get them back to school?”
She noted the devasting impact of COVID-19 on girl-child education and said: “Over the past one year, we all experienced the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and Its effect on learning in Nigeria. (Tribune)