Mrs Tamunominini Makinde, Wife of the Oyo state Governor, has charged the girl child to do all they can to secure their future, noting that they can achieve all heights they wish to.
She stressed that the girl child has the right to choose a profitable career path adding that relevant stakeholders should not to rest on their oars until every factor hindering the growth of the girl child is eradicated.
Makinde said this at an event held at the House of Chiefs, State Secretariat, Ibadan, to mark the 2022 International Day of the Girl Child.
The theme was for this year was “Our Time is Now, our Rights; Our Future.”
Speaking at the event, Makinde decried that the rights of the girl child are still being trampled upon despite several campaigns against such.
Notwithstanding, she said the girl child must not be discouraged by the circumstances but be ready to rise above the challenges to be the best of all their endeavours.
Furthermore, Makinde charged female students to focus exclusively on their education and do all they can to secure their future.
She called on all and sundry to be unrelenting in ensuring that everything inhibiting the rights and future of the girl child is eradicated.
Makinde particularly noted that teachers play a major and important role in influencing the future of the girl child, and urged them to be unrelenting in their cause.
Similarly, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology Mr Abdurahman Abdulraheem encouraged the girls to be agents of change and shun all forms of social vices.
The event featured the symbolic presentation of gifts to three females that performed excellently in the just-concluded West African Examinations Council (WAEC).