The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila in Abuja described the education reform bill which recently passed the second reading at the lower chambers as critical to the development of girl child education in the country.
The speaker made this known during the commemoration of the one year anniversary of the Kemi Ann-Melody Areola Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization which focuses on the development and welfare of the Nigerian child.
In a statement released on Monday, signed by the founder, KAMAF and made available to journalists in Abuja, the speaker who was represented by Hon. Adewunmi Otuba Onanuga also pledged support for women development and KAMAF.
Onanuga said, “There is a need for better education. The education reform Bill which has reached its 2nd sitting in the House of Representatives is a critical bill that would accelerate our efforts towards improving the educational sector particularly for the Girl Child. “We however pledge our continuous support to KAMAf and women development.
Also speaking at the event, the minister of women affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen commended the founder of KAMAF for her dedication to the development of the younger generation and the amazing work done by the organization in just one year of its operation.
Tallen further highlighted the impact such foundations would make if more dedicated hardworking women as the founder working tirelessly to change the narrative and open up spaces for young girls and providing support to these vulnerable children within communities.