Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said most of the problems associated with Nigeria’s education sector are responsibilities of state governments, stressing that the Federal Government’s job is to provide support.


The Vice President spoke, yesterday, in Abuja when he declared open a
two-day forum themed: ‘National Dialogue on Girls: Towards a Girl-
Friendly Nigeria.


The event was jointly organised by the African Child Policy Forum,
ACPF,  Women Arise for Change Initiative and the Africa-Wide
Movement for Children, AMC.


Osinbajo, who identified social and cultural prejudices as some of the
critical problems militating against the girl child in Nigeria, said despite
efforts by the Federal Government to curtail the menace, states and local
governments also have a role to play.

Osinbajo said comparing Nigeria to other countries might be missing the
point, since the Federal Government cannot force other tiers of
government to implement policies and laws without the concurrence of
states and local governments.


Earlier, Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame
Pauline Tallen, described the dialogue as a clarion call on government
and well-meaning individuals to support the girl child.