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Sultan Makes Case For Girl Child Education, To Promote Medical University For Girls

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammed Saad Abubakar has joined calls for implementation of policies that will encourage girl child enrolment in schools. This is as he confirmed ongoing plans for establishment of Medical university for girls in Nigeria. Speaking at the 36th National Conference of Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria FOMWAN, held in Abuja, the royal father made case for more female medical personnel in the country. He further extended scholarship through FOMWAN to deserving girls from the 19 northern states including the federal capital territory. Among dignitaries at the conference was the united Nations Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed who in her remarks called on Nigerian women to rise above board and change the narrative especially in the world forge towards the post Covid 19 era. Earlier, National President of FOMWAN Hajiya Halima Jibril said the conference seeks to examine how best to promote inclusiveness of Muslim women in development. Other issues as it relates to gender and women emancipation in the post Covid 19 era top discuss at the conference with the theme ” Towards Inclusive development in the post Covid 19 era, respect, challenges and the role of Muslim Women in Africa.

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