The Bayelsa State government has emphasised the need to give the child the necessary education that would make her a reference point in global reckoning.
The government specifically stated that it would make girl child education a priority of the Restoration Administration of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson.
The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, stated this during a courtesy call on him by the Old Girls Association of Elenlenwo Girls Secondary School, Rivers State, led by Prof. (Mrs) Onawey Kunle-Olowu.
The Commissioner said, “Girl Child Education is a priority for the Restoration Government. The importance of the girl child education in Bayelsa State and Nigeria as a whole cannot he overemphasised. The Old Girls Association of Elenlenwo Girls Secondary School, Rivers State should be proud ambassadors and role models to our girls in Bayelsa State.
“The Ministry of Information and Orientation will partner and cooperate with the Ministry of Education to work out modalities on how we can assist the association to propagate the importance of the girl child education in our dear state.”
Iworiso-markson also challenged the Old Girls Association to visit some of the Girls Secondary Schools in Yenagoa during their forthcoming National Executive Council meeting “to encourage our girls on the need for education, its importance and enlighten them on the negative effect of teenage pregnancy.”
He also expressed the preparedness of the Restoration Government to support the association for them to have a successful outing in their forthcoming NEC meeting.
Earlier, Kunle-Olowu commended the Commissioner for giving them the privilege and opportunity to come and interact with him in his office.
She also thanked the Commissioner for making out time out of his busy schedule to meet with the organisation.
While expressing joy over the kind gesture of the Iworiso-Markson, she appreciated the Restoration Government for the developmental strides
put in place in the State since the inception of the present Government.
She also use the medium to thank him for the great work he is doing in the state, the good management of information and propagation of government policies for effective information delivery and for always presenting the image of the state government in a good perspective.
The President of the Association also use the medium to inform the Commissioner about their forth coming NEC meeting scheduled to hold in Yenagao later this month.