Canada to spend $6.5m on development of girl child

The High Commissioner of Canada in Nigeria, Christopher Thornley, has announced that Canada would be investing $6.5 million in the funding of projects in support of development of the Girl-Child in Nigeria.
He said this at the opening of a photo narrative exhibition titled, ‘Girls Voices: Speaking Out Against Child Marriage’, held in partnership with Girls Not Brides, held in Abuja.

Thornley, who is the new head at the High Commission of Canada in Nigeria, said while the projects are making a difference, the root causes are entrenched and the prevalence widespread. He said ending child marriage will not happen without the leadership and political will of national governments.
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