Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has condemned opponents of girl-child education in Nigeria saying, ‘woe betide such persons’.
Obasanjo spoke in Abeokuta, Ogun State, during a programme organised in commemoration of this year’s World Diabetes Day.
He said his personal experience with girl-child education made him include girl-child education as an area of concentration for his Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation.
Daily trust reports that the former President narrated how his father pulled his younger sister out of school because he believed ‘the girl-child education ends in the kitchen’.
Obasanjo however insisted that the idea of prioritising male-child education over the girl-child must be ‘killed’.