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Meet Atika Aminu, The 14-Year-Old Girl Who Was The Governor Of Kano State For 20 Minutes

The girl identified as Atika Aminu Yankaba, took over Kano State seat of power for 20 minutes on Monday to mark this year’s International Girl Child Day, organized between UNICEF and high level women advocacy.

Atika Aminu Yankaba, a student of Government Girls Secondary School, Dorayi Baba, following the symbolic taking over of Kano State Government from Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, she convened a state executive council meeting with her new cabinet members, with issues bordering on the girl child.

While presiding over the council meeting, Governor Atika Aminu Yankaba said that the state needs to take the girl child education to the center stage. She also said that Kano State needs more funds to build more classrooms, employ more teachers and give priority to ICT education.

In her government which lasted for only 20 minutes, Governor Atika said that they will supply sanitary pads and other girl’s needs to have a proper education.

According to reports, Governor Yankaba took over power around 12:00pm today, before handing it back to Ganduje at about 12:20pm.

Governor Ganduje who willingly handed over power to the teenage girl, on returning, said that during his absence, he witnessed how Governor Atika Aminu Yankaba excellently ran the government. 

According to him, the state executive council meeting was done marvelously, with all her cabinet members contributing wonderfully.

About the International Day of the Girl Child, it is an international observance day declared by the United Nations. It is also called the Day of Girls and the International Day of the Girl. 

The program first kicked off for the Girl Child on October 11, 2012.

The International Day of the Girl Child supports more opportunity for girls and creates more awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide. 

This inequality borders on access to education, legal rights, violence against women, forced child marriage, medical care and protection from discrimination.

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Abdullahi Atika Aminu Yankaba Government Girls Secondary School Kano State UNICEF


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