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FG to build special schools for girls in 27 states

04 March 2015, 07:55Jospeh Edeh

Lokoja - The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Tuesday said the Federal Government was currently constructing special secondary schools for girls in 27 States.

Jonathan, who spoke at the PDP Women Rally in Lokoja, said the project was a fulfilment of part of President Goodluck Jonathan's social contract with Nigerian women.

She said Jonathan "is a friend of the women and believes in the capabilities of Nigerian women hence the implementation of the 35 per cent affirmative action".

The first lady said Jonathan’s administration had created various opportunities for women to contribute their quota to nation building.

She urged the women of Kogi to ensure that they collected their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to enable them to vote for Jonathan at the Presidential election in March 28.

Also read: First Lady says PDP will rule Nigeria for next 60 years

Governor Idris Wada lauded the First Lady for inspiring and creating awareness among Nigerian women and commended for the enormous support given to her husband.

The governor urged the people of the state to vote President Jonathan and other PDP aspirants into office in the elections.

Wife of the Senate President, Helen Mark, also urged the women from the North Central Zone to vote en masse for the re-election of President Jonathan.

The PDP Woman Leader, Dr Kema Chikwe, said President Jonathan has done so much for women hence they owe him a debt of gratitude.

"The only way to repay such debt is to vote him back to power so that he can continue the good work he is doing especially for women and the nation at large," she said.



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