The Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs has called on families to ensure that female children are given equal and compulsory access to education.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, gave the advice at the official launch of the ‘World’s Largest Lesson Nigeria Family Activation’ ceremony in Abuja, organised in collaboration with World Largest Lesson Nigeria and Dean Initiative, with the theme: “Activating Families and Communities for SDGs”.
She said that families remained a critical stakeholder for the country’s actualisation of the SDGs by 2030, urging parents who believe that sending female children to schools was a waste of resources, to change their mindset.
Also, the Executive Director, Dean Initiative, Michael Semiye, said that the event was organised to ensure that no one was left behind by 2030.
The high point of the event was the SDGs book launch for students in Primaries four, five and six.