ActionAid Nigeria commends Kano State ministry of education for replication of peace club
By Our Correspondent
ActionAid Nigeria and Dispute Resolution and Development Initiative (formerly Democratic Action Group DAG) commends Kano State Ministry of Education for replication of peace clubs across all senior secondary schools in the state.
Country director of ActionAid Nigeria, Mrs Ene Obi has commended Kano State Government for replication and adoption of peace club across fourty four (44) Local Government Areas in the state.
She stated this in her keynote address during Annual women conference organised on 25th March 2023 at the Afficent event centre, Kano. “This year women’s’ Day with a theme “DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for gender equality” explores the impact of the digital gender gap on widening economic and social inequalities. It highlighted the importance of protecting and promoting the rights of women and girls in digital spaces”.
She commended the state government for building tolerance and peaceful coexistence in schools. This is in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 4), which seeks to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all and promote lifelong learning and attitudinal change.
“It is a great stride adopting peace club in the state education curriculum and hope it would take a long way to inculcate moral values, peace, strengthen social cohesion and promote tolerance in schools”.
In his remark the representative of the Emir of Kano Alh Aminu Ado Bayero, Fagachin Kano Alhaji Habibu Bello Dankadai appreciated ActionAid Nigeria for impacting positively on lives of women, girls and vulnerable. “He stressed that the emirate will always support girls’ education and advocate for the rights of women and girls”.
Speaking to the news reporters, the executive Director Dispute Resolution and Development Initiative Dr Muhammad Mustapha Yahaya said the conference was in collaboration with ActionAid Nigeria of the round three of System Structure Strengthening Approach Against Radicalisation to Violent Extremism (SARVE III) in Kano funded by Global Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) Geneva. “DAG and ActionAid Nigeria are sensitizing and building the capacity of women and girls from many communities to understand and demand for their basic rights through the women safe spaces and is willing to continue to work with the state government to ensure that every woman in Kano state is liberated from the effect of gender-based violence and violent extremism”.
He appreciated the state government for the replication of peace clubs across all 44 local government in the state. “This is aftermath of the successful training of Twenty four (24) schools last year. It is indeed a step forward to educate youth on peace, tolerance, diversity and development in order to catch them young.