Malala Asks FG To Declare State Of Emergency On Education

She urged state and local governments to pay more attention to the goal which she described as fundamental and called for transparency in the investment towards education as well as the implementation of the Child Rights Act.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday in Abuja, received in closed doors Pakistani rights activist for girl-child education and Nobel Peace Prize victor, Malala Yousafzai, in the Presidential Villa.

While briefing state correspondents about the details of her meeting with the Acting President, Malala said: "It was a very good meeting".

Speaking in regard of education in Nigeria, Malala said the government should declare a "state of emergency on education in Nigeria".

"So, I am campaigning for this and I hope that all my Nigerian brothers and sisters can also go to school and learn".

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani school girl who survived an attack by the Taliban, met with the Acting President Osinbajo, at the State House in Abuja, on Monday, July 17, 2017.

On that occasion she asked President Goodluck Jonathan to meet with the parents of the girls who were abducted from their dormitory on April 14, 2014.

The 20-year-old Nobel Peace Prize victor is in Nigeria to canvass for education opportunity for the girl-child as she did in 2014 when she first visited.

Yousafzai, who was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2014, joined politicians, celebrities and campaigners from around the world to support the online #BringBackOurGirls movement to demand their release.

A total of 106 of the kidnapped girls have been released, rescued or escaped after more than three years in captivity, while 113 are still being held. She said she is happy the girls are back with their families and continuing their education.

Vanessa Coleman

Comments