The wife of Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Akeredolu, has trained another set of 400 girls on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to be self-sustaining.

Akeredolu made the disclosure on Monday in Akure at the Ondo State 2018 Summer Boot Camp: “Girls Naija”.

The camp was organised by BEMORE, one of the pet projects of the wife of the state governor.

Akeredolu said that the camp would give the girls the opportunity to be part of the new young girls that would lead and inspire their generations.

She urged the girls to put in their best and learn all they could during the camping.

“We are building a formidable army who will change the gender parity narrative and chart a new course that will ensure the development of our nation.

“I am optimistic that my girls will transform Nigeria to a digital country and bring an end to one of the greatest issues bedeviling our nation, which is unstable electricity.

“Seeing your commitment to the 2nd edition of BEMORE Summer Boot Camp gives me the inclination that gender parity narrative is about to change,” Akeredolu said.

The governor’s wife said she dedicated her life to empowering women, simply because she understood that a prosperous woman would lead to a prosperous family and in turn a prosperous community.

In his remarks, Mr Gbenga Edema, the Chairman, Ondo State Oil Producing Development Commission (OSOPADEC), commended Akeredolu for the initiative.

Edema also lauded her for redefining urbanisation by taking the training to the grassroots, saying that the commission was ready to continue to support the programme.

A participant, Miss, Ayomiposi Akintan, expressed her delight toward the programme, saying that she has not handled any computer before.

Akintan said that the programme would enable her to know how to handle computer.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the girls were randomly selected across the 18 local government areas of the state.

The 400 girls would be camped and trained for a period of two weeks from Aug.13 to Aug. 24.

NAN also reports that the programme will showcase the girls on proper sensitisation of breast cancer, sanitation and proper wellbeing of the girl-child. (NAN)

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