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Etsu Yahaya Abubakar hosts Governor’s wife, drums support for AGILE project



HRH Etsu Nupe

The Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has called on all the traditional rulers and relevant stakeholders to support the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment, AGILE, for the development of the girl child in the state.

Etsu Abubakar who is also the Chairman Niger State Traditional Rulers Council stated this during a visit by the First Lady of Niger State, Hajiya Fatima Muhammed Bago on advocacy at his palace in Bida, Bida local government area of the state.

He noted that achieving the core objectives of AGILE would be realized if all relevant stakeholders support the project targeted at empowering adolescent girls through education to enable them to contribute their quota to the growth and development of the state

The First Lady of the State, Hajiya Fatima Muhammad Bago in her address disclosed the readiness of the state government to support any initiative that will empower the girl child to increase enrollment and reduce dropout in Schools.

Also, the state Commissioner of Basic and Secondary Education, and Chairman of the State Steering Committee on AGILE, Hajiya Hadiza Asabe Muhammad who gave the Royal Father the brief on the core objectives of the project, reiterated the State government’s commitment to promoting girl child education and all inclusive education in the state.

Also, the State Coordinator, AGILE, Hajiya Maimuna Ibrahim Tahir, represented by the Deputy Coordinator, Malam Salisu Danjuma said the project will provide uniforms and transport allowances to the parents as a morale booster under the ‘Conditional Cash Transfer’ apart from construction and renovations of more than 534 schools in the state.

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