The wife of the Ondo state Governor, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has advocated for equal treatment of male and female children in all strata to forestall societal ills and inequality meted to female folks.
Mrs Akeredolu made the call at inauguration of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo Female Staff Association in Ondo West Local Government area.
The inauguration’s theme was ‘Pressforprogress’.
Mrs Akeredolu said that UN reports that an estimated 15 million girls under age of 18 are married worldwide and
about 62 million denied of education.
According to her, it is time to teach all children that they have equal value to their society and family and that they
have vibrant and qualitative part to move the nation forward.
The governor’s wife said that women had suffered too long and that they owed it to future generation to ensure that ‘they do not experience what we have experienced.’
She noted that the present administration in the state had highest female representation in governance in the history of the state.
Mrs Akeredolu said she hoped that the event would galvanize the interest of the college to become truly enablers in empowering women to bridge the gap.