By Oladipupo Mojeed
Kaduna State Faith Actors Dialogue Forum (FADF), a non-governmental organisation, has urged adolescent girls in Nigeria to make education their top priority rather than rushing into marriage at a tender age.
At a press conference in Kaduna, the Chairman of FADF, Rev. Joseph Hayab, called on adolescent girls to embrace education, employment and reject early marriage.
He added that women should be given an opportunity to lead in all spheres of life, because from records they have always been proven to be better administrators.
He cautioned adolescent girls against all forms of social ills and advised them to concentrate more on what will guarantee their future because their destiny is in their hands, and they can use it negatively or positively.
He also said that gender equality has a transformative effect that is essential to fully functioning communities, society and economy.
“Our society must not reduce or restrict them from exercising their fundamental right.
“We should instead join hands in empowering women and girls which is an assured way for a secure future for our children, family and the society at large,” he said.