Girl Child Education Receives Priority In Edo – Oshiomhole

Iara Oshiomhole, (right) carries a baby Girls Guide member. With her is Elizabeth Ativie, member, Edo State House of Assembly (left) at the National Camp of the Nigerian Girls Guide Association
Iara Oshiomhole, (right) carries a baby Girls Guide member. With her is Elizabeth Ativie, member, Edo State House of Assembly (left) at the National Camp of the Nigerian Girls Guide Association

By Jefferson Ibiwale, Benin

Wife of Edo state governor, Iara Oshiomhole, has promised to ensure that girl child education in the state gets the full attention of the state government.






     

     

    Iara made this known on Tuesday in her first official outing as First Lady of the state when she was made Patron of the Nigerian Girls Guide Association, Edo State chapter, during its 2015 National Camp Meeting.

    “Edo State is a strong believer in the training of the youth, especially the girl child and we believe strongly that whenever you educate a girl, you educate the family and you have educated the nation, the First Lady said.

    “I want to thank you for what you are doing here and I urge you to keep it up. I am very happy to be here in your midst today. I have heard a lot about the Girls Guide Association and I came here today to see what you have been doing and I am pleased with what I have seen here today,” she said, adding that educating the girl child can be likened to educating the nation.

    Chief Commissioner of the Nigerian Girls Guide Association, Maria Goretti-Sule, appreciated the First Lady’s presence and appealed to her to impress it on the wives of the state’s local government chairmen to ensure that those at the grassroots benefitted from the Girls Guide activities.

     

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