Sultan of Sokoto advocates girl-child education in Nigeria


 

The monarch who is also the President General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), disclosed this at a meeting between representatives of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Northern State Governments and the Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development on development of girl child in Nigeria.
The Sultan said that there is no excuse to refuse to educate a girl-child in the name of religion.
He said: ”We believe an educated girl is better in bringing up better family and citizenry to the world because we all know the importance of our mothers.
“They trained and brought us up. If you check the lifestyle of an individual, if it’s good, check the family background; and if bad check the family background. The women play that important role of bringing up the society.
“Here in Northern Nigeria, we don’t pay much attention to girl-child education. As we all know an educated woman is more an asset than uneducated one or even educated man, you must be knowledgeable to lead. To rule you must be knowledgeable.

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