Nollywood star, Ini Edo said that girl children have no place or value in Africa as she judged the International day of the girl child on Monday.
International Girls’ Day, which is held on October 11 every year, focuses on celebrating and consecrating the girl for her opportunity in the world.
Talking about the girl’s place in society, Edo continued on her verified Instagram page to claim that women are not highly valued in Africa.
The actress said: “On this eleventh day nine years ago, the UN realized that it was necessary to recognize the girl child.
“It has been of great honor for the girl child to have a day to be marked and celebrated, but so far, have they really been celebrated and valued in Africa?
“Another question to be asked. Religiously, we understand that all men are equal but in Africa, women aren’t anywhere close to being equal.
“The girl child is the mother of all children, but in Africa, the girl child has no place and value.
“We can only move forward by carrying the girl child along. Our society can only be a better place when the girl child can stand, represent and speak up for her people.
“Today, I celebrate with all the girl children. It is our day, it is our time. Never relent in your pursuit in all that you do.
“We are getting there, and we will be there God-willing. Happy Girl Child Day.”