Christian Aid Urges Stakeholders to Redouble Efforts in Empowering Girl-Child

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By: Joy Odor/Kaduna

The Country Director, Christian Aid Nigeria,  Mr. Charles  Usie has urged key stakeholders of the Collective Action for Adolescent  Girls  Initiative  (CAAGI) to ensure that girl child is empowered through redoubling efforts.

He stated this in his welcome address delivered  at the  Christian  Aid and Partners  under CAAGI with the Theme, “The Plight  of the Adolescent  Girl  in Northern  Nigeria: the Journey  So on improving  choices for the adolescent  girls held in Kaduna, Noth-West, Nigeria.

Represented by the Programme Manager, Governance and Gender, Mr.  Temitope Fashola, Mr. Usie said  the event  is called  lesson  learning  event  because  the CAAGI  will continue  with or without them, believing that the three  areas  worked  on are interconnected and would be sustained.

“I want to implore that as we celebrate the girl child today, we ensure that they are able to get empowerment that they would use to sustain themselves.

“I encourage us that whatever happens on this platform should serve as motivation to redouble our goals for the girl child,” he said. “Because we did not do it alone, but worked with various partners.

“We believe that Faith Actors Dialogue Forum have a huge platform to pass across messages we are trying to pass,” he added.

In attendance were traditional rulers, religious leaders from the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI). Also represented were media executives.

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