Thursday, May 23, 2024

Ex-Naval chief advocates girl-child education

Rear Admiral Suleiman Sa’idu (Rtd), former Chief of Naval Staff, has called for the promotion of girl-child education to secure a sound and productive society.

He made the appeal at a ceremony tagged: “Late Ma’aji Is’haq’s Award of Excellence Presentation” held at Alhudahuda College, Zaria, Kaduna State.

The ceremony, organised by the descendants of late Ma’aji Is’haq to honour some meritorious sons and daughters of the clan who distinguished themselves in different fields of life.

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Sa’idu, who was represented by Dr Shehu Na-Allah Sa’idu, said the call became imperative in view of the importance of education to women.

He said: “When you educate a man you only succeeded in educating a person but when you educate a woman you actually educate a nation.

“We are therefore calling on people to ensure that the women folk get the necessary education of both Islamic and Western, this will give them a brighter opportunity to take care of their children.

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“Remember, a woman is the first teacher of her child, she nurses, mentors and educates while the male parent is elsewhere fetching for the family, therefore, the more educated she is the better for the child and the society at large.”

While describing the occasion as extremely memorable, Sa’idu advised the younger ones to exhibit the fear of God Almighty in whatever they do in order to succeed in life.

He charged them not to embark on anything unless in accordance with the teachings of Islam, adding that they should respect their elders and have mercy on younger ones.

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