The wife of the Senate President and Chair of Senators Wives Forum, Her Excellency Toyin Saraki yesterday participated at the White House Summit on Global Development.
The summit which held at Washington DC at around 9:00 GMT was used to mark the achievements and progress of the international community and affirm President Obama’s commitment to global development as a priority.
The summit also united all facets of the global development community, from civil society to the private sector. H.E. Toyin Saraki will affirm The Wellbeing Foundation Africa’s commitment and dedication to empowering women and girls in Nigeria and across the African continent.
Furthermore, H.E. Toyin Saraki spoke on education as a human right without which societies will not prosper, laying emphasis on girls and women empowerment which will enable the world achieve true success across the global development goals while she appreciates President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for continuing to push for the rights of women and girls around the world to receive one of the most important life tools – education - through Let Girls Learn campaign.
The White House Summit on Global Development will have development leaders, public and private sector partners, civil society, diplomats, and entrepreneurs contribute on global health, energy, food security, good governance, partnership, and youth engagement.