The Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria, Mrs Ene Obi has
called on Nigerians to invest in the development of the girl-child in order to
build a culture of peace. She made this call recently at the Nasarawa Peace
Fiesta, which was held in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital.
According to her, “Any nation that is not investing on the
girl-child is not contributing to building a culture of peace”, and charged the
youths to embrace peace and maintain it in their communities, local governments
and the state, and Nigeria at large.
Ene Obi said government should develop programme for the girl-child,
adding that the issue of violence is on the increase and those affected the
most are women.
She asked, “Who do u hope to marriage, if you do not protect
a girl child? You should design a programme for women.”
The country director called on hospitals and
other organization to pay more attention to the girl-child and pleaded with the
government to dialogue for peace.