The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has called for urgent action to protect the girl child from abuses.
The Wife of the President who in a tweet on Friday commemorated the International Day of the Girl-Child in Abuja stressed the need for parents to protect their children from all forms of violence and abuse.
The theme of the 2019 celebration is Girl Force: “Unscripted and Unstoppable”.
The day which was declared by the United Nations, and first celebrated on October 11, 2012, is dedicated to calling for more opportunities for girls and increase awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based on their gender.
The celebration of the day also “reflects the successful emergence of girls and young women as a distinct force in development policy, programming, campaigning and research.
She therefore expressed appreciation on the progress made in terms of advocacy by women groups on the need to protect girls and women against any forms of gender-based violence.