Nigeria’s integrated telecommunications company, Globacom, says its partenering with eBusiness Life Communication Ltd on the empowerment and investment in girls as part of the global celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child.
Globacom in a letter to eBusiness on Wednesday acknowledged the need to encourage young girls to attain positions that would enable them to contribute their quota to the growth and development of the country in all sectors of the economy.
Lagos Business News (LBN) reports that International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated annually on Oct. 11 to highlight issues concerning the gender inequality facing young girls.
This year’s celebration has the theme: “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030”.
Contributing, the Chief Executive Officer, Signal Alliance, Mrs Adanma Onuegbu, encouraged young girls not look at gender disparity as a hindrance to achieving their goals.
She said that girls should take the challenge of being empowered in technology or any area of their dream to achieve success.
Onuegbu noted Signal Alliance had its footprint in health technology, Renewable energy, Enterprise IT and Fintech has been a campaigner for the education, empowerment and mentorship for young girls both in ICT and other fields of endeavour.
On her part, the Chief Executive Officer of eBusiness Life Communication, Mrs Ufuoma Emuophedaro, said that adolescent girls should benefit from targeted investment and empowerment.
“Between inequities in secondary education to protection issues, adolescent girls are uniquely impacted and should benefit from targeted investments and programmes that address their distinct needs.
“ Investing in adolescent girls can have a formidable ripple effect to create a better world by 2030.”
She also called on corporate bodies and individuals to join the march towards highlighting the potential and unique challenges of adolescent girls.
According to her, guests expected at the event include the Deputy Governor, Lagos State, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule; Lagos Commissioner for Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation.
Mrs Lola Akande; CEO, Signal Alliance, Mrs Adanna Onuegbu; Managing Director of MainOne Cable Company, Ms. Funke Opeke; Country Manager of Google Nigeria, Ms. Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor among others.
LBN also reports that the 2018 edition of the campaign, seeks to position the girl child for the future and will hold on Thursday, Oct. 11 to be hosted by eBusiness Life Communications Limited.