By Abbanobi-Eku Onyeka
Girls under the umbrella of Nigerian Girls Parliament have sought for the support of FCT APC woman leader, Hailmary Aipoh to meet up with their proejects.
Speaker of the parliament, Miss Gracefield Afanga, made the appeal when they paid courtesy call on the All Progressives Congress (APC) Woman Leader in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), recently.
The girls who picked mrs Aipoh as the matron , said with her full support and others they would execute their programmes that are targeted at adding value to girl child at all levels especial those in schools.
According to the speaker, with proper support of girls in the society, they will contribute positively to the development of the country.
The parliament speaker appealed for assistance of the FCT APC woman leader to ensure that the formal inauguration of the Parliament’s 2nd Assembly records a huge success.
Miss Afanga says they expect Nigeria’s first lady and her counterparts at state level, female ministers, senators and House of Assembly members and other dignitaries in attendance.
In her response, the woman leader, Hailmary Aipoh promised to give them the necessary assistance to achieve their aims and objectives, as she commended them for the initiative.
The woman leader, however said her party used the first tenure to lay foundation in the first four years which in the second phase, the party will among others encourage the girl child and the female in general to have a say, so as to not only shun corruption and excise their rights, but also contribute to governance and economic development of the country.
She however urged parents to continue to give girls the right encouragement through education.
According to the Nigerian Girls Parliament, during the event they will launch a book, titled: “My Gender, My Power” to generate funds to acquire Girls Resource Centre. She said the Centre would be used to assist girls with different challenges and buy bus for the movement of the Parliament.
The speaker also said plans are under way to visit some communities in FCT to share books, cloths, foot wears, among others to the less privileged girls.