Train girls to lead – Tinubu’s aide, governor’s wife

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire and wife of Lagos State governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, have urged Nigerian Girls Guide Association (NGGA) to be good ambassadors.

They spoke at re-launch of “Parley to Support and Showcase Young Girls in Our Communities Making Impact Through Girl Guiding.’’

Mrs Orelope-Adefulire stressed importance of tutoring the girls to build and mould their character.

She said lack of continuity in guiding young girls would make them more vulnerable.

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Dr Sanwo-Olu said: “The building blocks of success in life is rooted in virtues of excellence in character, honesty, integrity, dedication, loyalty and consistency.”

She stressed the need for every girl child to be a member of NGGA.

“The association enables girls and young women to develop their potential as responsible citizens … it is a rich association that one should belong to because there’s a lot to learn,” she said.

Vice President of Olave Baden Powell Society (OB-PS), Ekua Akinsanya, noted that the programme was to re-launch and reawaken Girls Guide in the country.

Akinsanya canvassed advocacy for guiding in private and public schools so girls can learn disciplines, values and skills.

Akinsanya urged parents with girls to allow them join NGGA because it lends them a voice and allow them speak out when the need arises.

Chief Commissioner of NGGA, Rhoda Thomas, said the event would re-awaken interaction and collaboration between NGGA and OB-PS

Thomas applauded OB-PS for raising funds to support training of Girl’s Guide, adding it sponsors 90-95 per cent of NGGA’s programmes.

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