- The wife to the governor of Ekiti state, Bisi Fayemi, has shared her opinion on the expulsion of pregnant school girls
- Fayemi explained that the practice of expelling pregnant female students and leaving the boys is discriminatory
- The first lady stressed that every female has a right to education regardless of her marital status or pregnancy
Wife of Ekiti state governor, Bisi Fayemi, on Thursday, July 11, 2019, decried the practice of expelling pregnant girls from schools while allowing boys who impregnated them to continue their education.
Fayemi, who expressed her feelings during a meeting in Ado-Ekiti with wives of coordinating directors and community development officers of the 16 local government councils in the state, described the measure as discriminatory.
She stressed that all girls have right to education, regardless of their pregnancy, marital or motherhood status.
According to her, pregnant girls face all kinds of punishments, including discriminating practices that deny them their right to education.
Fayemi expressed readiness of the state government to implement relevant laws, including the Child Rights Act, Gender Equality and other laws, to protect the interest of children.
She said that a sensitization campaign would hold in the state in August to increase awareness of the people on the importance of protecting the rights of children, particularly the girl-child.
In her remarks, the state commissioner for women affairs, Moji Fafure, solicited the support of women in the state for the Fayemi-led administration to fully achieve its goals for women and children.
Just recently, Legit.ng reported that Bisi Fayemi lent her voice to the ongoing scandal between wife to Nigerian singer, Busola Dakolo, and popular pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo.
In a lengthy post, Adeleye expressed disappointment that some ladies are shaming Busola for speaking her truth and reinforcing the culture of victims of sexual predators staying silent while hurting deep within.
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