Wife of Borno state Governor, Hahiya Nana Kashim Shettima, has called on parents and guardians to support education by sending their children to school. Stressing that the education of children should not be left for government, the first lady said there was the need for parents and other stakeholders to play their role by sending their children to school.
Hajiya Shettima made the call yesterday at a one day symposium on the challenges and prospects of girlchild education and award presentation, organised by Borno North Youth Association in Maiduguri. The governor’s wife, who was represented by the state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Kaka Shehu Lawan, reaffirmed her passion for the girl child education in the state, particularly northern Borno. She then donated the sun of N500, 000 to the youth organization to facilitate their activities while the commissioner also donated N250, 000 to the association.
Director, Center for Research and Innovation, University of Maiduguri, Prof Yaganami Karfa, who spoke on the right of the girl-child, observed that the Boko Haram insurgency and terrorism in the state was brought about by lack of formal and proper education as well as moral upbringing in the society.
Similarly, the chairman of Kaga local government area, Comrade Lawan Bukar Wasaram, appealed for collective efforts in the education of the girl-child and made a donation of N500, 000 towards the activities of the association.