Youngest Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzai has advised the Nigerian government to declare a state of emergency in the education sector as part of measures to revamp the sector.
Malala who met with Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa on Monday, in company of her father and some other delegates said issues of girl child education and the child rights acts must also come into the front burner for the Nigerian government.
The 20-year old Pakistani Head of Malala Fund, was in Abuja to canvass for education opportunity for the girl-child.
She told State House correspondents after the meeting that she has stressed the need for government to scale up education by declaring a state of emergency in the sector.
Malala was on October 9, 2012, shot in the head by a Taliban gunman as she rode home on a bus after taking an exam in Pakistan’s Swat Valley because she had spoken up for the right of girls to be educated.
The incident drew the condemnation of the world which reacted in horror. Malala survived the ordeal after weeks in intensive care.
She is a co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.