Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, has called on government at all levels to deliver on their roles on provision of basic education for the benefit of all Nigerians, especially the girl-child.
The Vice President made the call over the weekend as the special guest at the Mallpai Foundation 2021 Literacy Day, with the theme: “Promoting Literacy for Better Education in Nigeria,” in Abuja.
The MALLPAI Foundation is a non-governmental organisation founded in 2009 by the wife of the Kebbi State Governor, Aisha Atiku Bagudu.
MALLPAI, which means in full “Mass Literacy for the Less Privileged and Almajiri Initiative”, addresses concerns around illiteracy and out-of-school children, with a commitment to enhancing the quality of life by supporting and empowering initiatives that improve access to health, education and agriculture opportunities for Nigerians.
According to Osinbajo in a statement issued by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, access to education is the best ticket to the full enjoyment of all human civil, socio-political and economic rights.
He observed that getting disadvantaged out-of-school children into formal education is a massive challenge, especially where, in some cases, the prevailing culture is an obstacle.
The vice president reiterated the need for more to be done through the courage of individual and corporate convictions, for the goals of girl-child education to be achieved
The vice president commended the Foundation for its initiative towards improving people’s access to education and skills acquisition opportunities for poor and underprivileged communities.