By Teryima Andrew
The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ has advocated for increase in enrollment of the girl child in schools.
“NAWOJ advocates for a sustainable girl-child, enrolment, retention and completion of school and appeals to relevant stakeholders to intensify efforts so as to bridge the gap in girl-child education in Nigeria.”
The association in a communiqué issued in Jos, Wednesday at the end of its National Executive Council, NEC held in Plateau State, signed by the association’s national secretary, Ladi Bala also condemned the increasing cases of brutalization of Journalists while discharging their legitimate duties.
“NEC condemned the increasing cases incidents of brutalization of Journalists by unpatriotic members of the society and some security agencies, while discharging their legitimate duties, calls for restraint.”
NAWOJ urged Nigerian women to participate fully in politics, in the next general elections, to also contest elective political offices.
“NAWOJ calls on women in the country to register with any political party of their choice, seek leadership position within the party and guarantee women involvement in governance come 2019.”
The NEC decried the untold hardship Nigerians are forced to put up with as a result of the unabated fuel scarcity and in prices of petroleum product and appealed to the federal government and relevant agencies to make the community available across the country in the interest of national development