Youth Minister Commends Adolescent Girls’ Initiative for Learning and Empowerment Project

Ene Audu

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Nigeria’s Minister of Youth Development, Dr. Jamila Ibrahim, has commended the Adolescent Girls’ Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) project in the seven pioneer states of the federation. The AGILE project is aimed at improving education opportunities for adolescent girls.
The minister gave the commendation at the inauguration of the National Project Steering Committee, which took place in Abuja, the nation’s capital on Friday.
According to her, President Bola Tinubu’s administration desires that the project goes beyond the current participating states of Borno, Ekiti, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, and Plateau.
And the approval for an additional financing of US$700 million by the Federal Executive Council has paved the way for the expansion of the project to more states.

“The expansion of the project will ensure that its positive impact reaches even more communities, which demonstrates the unwavering dedication to inclusivity and equitable opportunities for the youths.

“The collective expertise will ensure that this initiative will not only succeed but thrive, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of the adolescent girls we aim to empower,” she said.
The minister lauded the World Bank for its support, adding that the project marks a significant milestone in the collective commitment to the development and empowerment of adolescent girls across the nation.
Dr. Ibrahim, as a member of the steering committee, assured that the members would form a formidable team that would be dedicated to providing strategic guidance and oversight for the implementation of the AGILE project in the participating states.
The minister called on all stakeholders to work collaboratively towards the success of the project for the good of the nation:
“Let us join hands in ensuring the success of the AGILE project, working collaboratively to uplift the lives of our youths and build a brighter and more empowered future for our nation.”
The Director General of World Bank Nigeria, Mr Shubham Chaudhuri, in his goodwill message, appreciated the success of the project and assured the minister of his organization’s continuous support.
The Honourable Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman,  inaugurated the National Project Steering Committee and charged the members to execute the project diligently.
The Adolescent Girls’ Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) Project is a World Bank-assisted project of the Federal Ministry of Education aimed at improving secondary education opportunities for adolescent girls aged between 10 and 20.