30,000 Girls are forcefully married off daily across the world -NCSU
The Nigeria Civil Service Union in a position paper presented at this year’s international day for Girl child Says Not less than 30,000 girl children are married off every day across the world
The Event was Organized by the Echo Nigeria International and facilitated by a 15 year old Rights Advocate, Joy Life Alegbemi. who was made a one day Sweden Ambassador in 2019 in Nigeria
The Nigeria Civil Service Union lamented that Girl children between ages of 5-14 years spend more than 28 hours engaging in hard Labour while 96% of human traficked for sexual exploitation are Girls and Women.
The Union’s position was made known in a document signed by both the National President Comrade Chief Lawrence Uchechukwu Amaechi and the General Secretary Comrade Bomoi Mohammed lbraheem, the Union declared that “all these scenarios are very scaring to the development of Girl children especially in developing countries like Nigeria where level of poverty is prevalent. “
The Union challenged all stakeholders in the advancement of humanity to evolve ways to step up more care for Girl child, empower the Girl child educationally and engage them in skill acquisition training, more advocacy against Girl child violence /Genital mutilation across the world, more talent hunts and to further step up mobilisation for enrolment of Girl child for basic educational level.
Earlier the promoter of the Programme, a 15 years old Joy Life Alegbemi disclosed that she was inspired to champion better attention for Girl child after she was made a one day Sweden Ambassador in Nigeria in the year 2019, she claimed that she was ready to step up advocacy within the next couple of years beginning with the establishment of Girl child information link platform to further engage Girl child for better attention from all stakeholders
The occasion witnessed distribution of exercise books to all students and guests present at the occasion after the unveiling was performed by the Royal father of the occasion who is the National President of MHWUN His Royal Majesty King Biobelemoye Josiah,Ogbodo VIII, The Amayanabo of Opu Nembe kingdom who was ably represented at the event, gave kudos to the initiator of the Programme Joy Life Alegbemi and promised his support at all time.