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Illiteracy: Nollywood actress, UN deputy Sec-Gen, lead ONE #GirlsCount campaign to save 130m Nigerian girls

ASMAU, 13 and her sister, Aisha, 12 live in Wurno, a town in Sokoto State a few kilometres from the Nigeria-Niger border. They had never been to school until UNICEF’s cash transfer programme supported by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development restored opportunity for attending school. The cash transfer programme is an intervention initiative that assists parents to send mainly their daughters to school.

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