Nobel Peace Prize winner and Pakistani rights activist for girl-child education Malala Yousafzai on Monday during a state visit to Nigeria advocated for the declaration of state of emergency in the nation’s education sector.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that the 20-year-old Malala, who was accompanied by her father Yousafzai and other members of the Malala Foundation, arrived at the presidential villa at about 5.30 p.m and was received by Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and other top government functionaries.
The young female activist survived gunshots on her head by the Taliban for campaigning for girl-child education in Pakistan.
She visited Nigeria in July, 2014, to campaign for the release of abducted Chibok schoolgirls, meeting with then President Goodluck Jonathan and parents of the more than 230 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.
While briefing state correspondents about the details of her meeting with the Acting President, Malala said: “It was a very good meeting. We had a fruitful discussion with His Excellency, the Acting President.
“I highlighted on the need to scale up education, that the government should declare a state of emergency in education because education of girls and boys in Nigeria is important.
“The federal, state and local governments need to be united on this.” she added