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Girl Child Day: EKEDC Vows To Support, Motivate The Girl Child

Girl Child Day: EKEDC Vows To Support, Motivate The Girl Child

By Meletus EZE

As part of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC)’s Corporate Social Responsibility and commitments towards enhancing human capacity and nation building, the management of EKEDC has vowed to keep supporting and motivating the girl child.

The company, in commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child, a day specially set aside to celebrate every girl worldwide said its mechanism and framework are designed to also help raise the inclusion of the girl child.

The Head of Media and Communications of the company, Sulaiman Aledeh stated in a statement made available in Lagos on Sunday that  the Chief Executive Officer of EKEDC, Engr. Adeoye Fadeyibi revealed the company’s efforts towards empowering the girl child.

Fadeyibi who also expressed the company’s belief in the ability, quality and purpose shown by females.

According to him, “Our support for the girl child is relentless. We keep encouraging the girl child by providing employment opportunities as we have women across all our staff cadre.

”The testimony of our belief in the good of the girl child can also be seen through some of our CSR designed to support them.

”Some of these support includes, Our donation of computers and IT equipment to WAYREF, which is a women-based school and our school feeding programme for students of the Anglican Girls’ Primary School, Lagos,” he said

‘Fadeyibi: Our graduate trainee programme was designed to accommodate females who have shown competence, drive and passion for the job.

”We have shown our sensitivity to the needs of the girl child, with regards to opportunities we provide and our resolve to ensure an enabling environment for their growth.

“We will not relent in our efforts to raise the standards of the girl child as we are aware of the importance of their development and growth to the betterment of our society,” he added.

It would be recalled that the International Day of the Girl Child was held on Friday, 11th of October.

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