Finance Minister, Ahmed Zainab Advocates Investment In Girl Child.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said investing in the girl-child will aid Nigeria’s economic growth and development.

She stated this in Abuja at the weekend during the Girl-Child Summit, with the theme ‘Nurturing Our Women, Nigeria’s Own Wealth’.

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“Investing in girls and women is not only a moral obligation, but also a smart investment. Studies have shown that when girls and women are empowered, they drive economic growth and development, contributing to a better future for all.

“That is why I am proud to stand here today as a female leader, advocating for the rights of girls and women across Nigeria. I believe that by investing in their health, education and development, we are not only improving their lives, but also laying the foundation for a stronger, more prosperous future for our country as a whole,” she said.

She said her ministry was at the forefront of efforts to help Nigeria navigate global economic challenges and secure the resources necessary to invest in women and girls.

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“One of the critical areas of investment must be in the education and development of our women and girls. “Education is a fundamental human right, and it is essential for breaking the cycle of poverty and promoting gender equality,” she stated


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