Oluremi Tinubu advocates enhanced socio-economic inclusion for girls, women 

The First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Monday called for collective action towards gender equity and closing the gap through the #WeAreEqual campaign.

The First Lady made the call at the launch of #WeAreEqual campaign by the Organisation of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) at the State House in Abuja.

“The theme for #WeAreEqual Campaign in Nigeria is “Education as a Powerful Tool for Change: No Girl Left Behind. The campaign is focused on four main pillars, namely: Health, Gender-Based Violence, Education and Economic Empowerment.

“To rally stakeholders and call for action around each of these key issues, to promote the “#WeAreEqual” campaign in Nigeria, I have decided to use education as a tool, while also not neglecting other pillars of the campaign.

“Many of these pillars are also being championed under the scope of the Renewed Hope Initiative (RHI) which is led by my office to complement the efforts of the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” she said.

She  added that she was at Osogbo, Osun state, on April 23 for the construction of a new Alternative High School for Girls as part of activities for the launch of the campaign.

She said the Alternative High School for Girls would soon be established in other parts of the country to enable girls who dropped out of school the opportunity to acquire complete secondary school education.

“My motivation for the establishment of this scho

Hol as an educationist is the desire to see young girls and women who dropped out of school due to several challenges have another opportunity to complete high school, acquire higher education to enable them reach their full potential in life.

“I must also say that Mr President values education and has introduced the National Student Loan Scheme which is now in effect for our youth to have unhindered access to education, knowing that education is the bedrock of national development and the cornerstone upon which dreams are built, skills acquired and aspirations generally realised.

“I believe that every state in Nigeria, and indeed Africa should have schools where socio-economically disadvantaged girls and women can access education without fear or discrimination.”