A 13-year-old primary six pupil in Niger, Basira Umaru, on Thursday, narrated how she was saved from early marriage with the support of UNICEF.
The girl shared her story in Minna at a two-day consolidation meeting with mentors and pupils from nine UNICEF supported Local Government Areas of Niger.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was to discuss the impact and lessons of the UNICEF girl-child enrollment intervention programme, G4G/He4She, and its sustainability using community-based institutions and teams.
The programme is being implemented in nine local government areas of the state to address issues of girl-child enrollment and retention.
The girl explained that she was enrolled in school by her elder sister who was married and lives in Makera.
She however said that her parents had attempted to remove her from school and get her married.
“When my parents came, my elder sister brought them to my school to…