Group celebrates girls on International Day of the Girl Child

NEWS DIGEST – A NGO, Balewite Family Foundation (BFF) has appealed to government at all levels to pay more attention to the girl-child in the society.

The group in a statement on Monday made the call during the celebration of the International Day of the Girl-child.

The group noted with disdain the alarming rate of over 50 per cent of the out-of-school children in the country are girls, “thus indicating that education has remained less accessible to them.”

“We, however, appeal to government at all levels to tackle the alarming rate of girls out of school for the nation to raise great women who will be key to the development of our beloved Nigeria.

They also encouraged girls not to be distracted, but to speak out whenever there were indications that their rights were being trampled upon.