The Country Director, Christian Aid Nigeria, Charles Usie has urged key stakeholders of the Collective Action for Adolescent Girls Initiative (CAAGI) to ensure that the girl child is empowered through redoubling of efforts.
He expressed this in a welcome address he delivered at an event Christian Aid and partners under CAAGI, tagged, lesson learning event on improving choices for the adolescent girls with a theme, ‘The Plight of the adolescent girl in Northern Nigeria: the journey so far’ held in Kaduna on Thursday June 28, 2018,
“I want to implore that as we celebrate the girl child today, we ensure that they are able to get empowerment that they would use to sustain themselves.
“I encourage us that whatever happens on this platform should serve as motivation to redouble our goals for the girl child,” he said.
Represented by Mr. Temitope Fashola, he said that the event is called lesson learning event because the CAAGI will continue with or without them.
“Because we did not do it alone, but worked with various partners.
“We believe the three areas we worked on are interconnected and would be sustained.
“We believe that Faith Actors Dialogue Forum have a huge platform to pass across messages we are trying to pass,” he added.
In attendance were traditional rulers, religious leaders from the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI). Also represented were media executives.