In celebration of this year’s anniversary of the day which is marked globally every 11th October, the State Director of the National Orientation Agency, Dr Olukemi Afolayan has tasked adolescent Girls to unite with advocates for their rights.
While hosting the executive members of the women group called ‘Ominira Obinrin’ that paid her office a courtesy visit yesterday to congratulate her on recent assumption of office as a state Director, Dr Afolayan emphasised that “a right for the girl child is a universal right and should not be obeyed in a breach”.
Dr Olukemi Afolayan who used the visit to eulogise the group for mainstreaming gender parity by empowering women, also stressed that “advocating for the girl child a future devoid of gender discrimination, political segregation, gender based violence, discriminatory teaching modules, cultural impediment and other factors causing setbacks to female gender are what we need to build a save society.”
The state Director maintained that “its high time we closed gender gaps and advance gender equality and social inclusion and make a girl child rule the world.”
Dr Olukemi Afolayan opined “Goal 5 of the SDG ‘s views Gender equality not only a Girl child fundamental right but a necessary foundation for peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world, hence, we should create a level playing ground for girls to thrive.”
In her response, the coordinator of the group, Mrs. Temitope Braimah-Adegbola appreciated NOA for always playing a leading role in advancing Girls and Women’s right.
In conclusion, Oyo state NOA Director called for an open society where we all unite to stand for the rights of Girls wherever we are in order to close gender gaps.