By HENRIETTA GONZUK
WIFE of the Plateau State Governor, Regina Lalong recently led a peace walk to commemorate the International Day of the Girl child.
The walk took off from the Old Airport junction to Plateau House of Assembly where Mrs. Lalong explained that the International Day for Girl Child is marked yearly to eliminate all forms of discrimination against the girl child in the society.
She said she would help champion the campaign for equality for the girls child with her male counterparts. This she said will help eliminate the plight of the girl child in the state.
Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Rebecca Sambo said the girl child deserves all the love and attention like her male counterpart, hence the need to have equal opportunities.
On her part, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Hassana Ayika, applauded the state government for supporting the girl child programmes in the ministry.
The secretary Hilwa, High Level of Women Advocates Plateau State chapter, Mrs. Zainab Tsok said the day is to acknowledge and appreciate the rights of girl and unique challenges they are faced with.
Speaking on behalf of Government Girls Model Secondary School Zaram, Miss Hamat James, thanked the government for organizing and recognizing the day.
Some dignitaries at the event were wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Abigail Tyoden, wife of the Speaker, Mrs. Abok among others.