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.