Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the Vice President, on Saturday urged groups, organisations and individuals to support more indigent girls and women to access quality education and empowerment.
Osinbajo made the call as a special guest at the Gala Night/Fund Raising Dinner of the Diamond Lights Women Empowerment Initiative (DLWEI) in Lagos.
She said that people, by educating girls and empowering women, would be investing in the future of the country.
”There are lots of women out there, our sisters, mothers, wives and daughters.
“Some are educated, but they are helpless and powerless, while some are capable but they are ill-equipped. They stand at a crossroads.
”Diamond Lights is at a crossroads because they have chosen to lend a helping hand.
“They have chosen to help them to grow into greatness, knowing that if we know better, we will do better,” she said.
Osinbajo said that a little girl, given a helping hand, would be able to attain great heights like many notable women have done in the nation’s history.
“I’m so proud to be a Nigerian. Nigerians are generous and such large-hearted people.
“There is hardly a family or an establishment that is not helping someone or the other.
”I have seen the work that this initiative has done. I implore us and encourage us to hold up our hands by providing financial support and lend a hand, so that we can ensure that every woman in Nigerian is taking care of of and educated.”