Abuja, July 20: Nigerian girls are very unfortunate when it comes to education. Due to Boko Haram terror, hundreds of girls cannot get a proper education. The girl who also once went through the tough struggle to acquire her education to right, Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai has visited Nigeria. During her girl power trip, she spoke out against Boko Haram for abducting young girls. She met some of the Chibok schoolgirls.
A group of Chibok school girls was abducted by Boko Haram more than three years ago. Recently many of them have been rescued but still, now they are not fully reunited with their family. Malala met them. "I am here now because of the Nigerian girls. Fighting for them and speaking up for them,” she said. She has been to Nigeria as a part of her girl power trip.
Nigeria has some 10.5 million children out of school — the most in the world — and 60 percent of them are girls, according to the UN children's fund, UNICEF. Many of them are in the northern part of the country. The Boko Haram insurgency has devastated the education system of Nigeria. There Malala has called for a 'state of emergency for education' in Nigeria.
"I highlighted a few issues.The first was to ask the government to declare a state of emergency for education because the education of the Nigerian girls and boys is really important.The federal government, state government and local government should all be united for this. Secondly, the spending should be made public and thirdly, the Child Rights Act should be implemented in all states." she told.
To change the scenario, she urged all Nigeria's leaders to immediately increase efforts to get all girls in school. She urged for immediate action.