Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government will support any partnership that addresses literacy and educational challenges including the problem of out of school children and girl child education in Nigeria.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Thursday said the vice president made this known when he received a delegation from Google Global Services in the US at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to Osinbajo, it will be helpful to look more in the area of literacy type skills because the government is working on how to expand the whole scope of education, especially for girls.

“So, the question really is how we can use technology to make it easier for girls, in particular, to go to school, because if we somehow bring education to their doorsteps, it might take care of some of the problems around taking them out of their home environment.

“For us, our education mandate is so crucial; it is an interesting partnership – business, government and civil society working together. We are already looking forward to a lot of the great work that will be done.

“All of that fits into our education agenda which partly aims at addressing the out of school children and the girl child education issues.”

Speaking on behalf of the Google delegation, Mr Doron Avni, the firm’s Government Affairs and Public Policy Director described Osinbajo as an excellent partner whose support had enabled the organisation record remarkable success in Nigeria.