Purple Girl Foundation Berths, Raises Hope for Societal Growth
A new non-government organisation, ‘The Purple Girl Foundation’ has set out to improve girls’ access to education in the country.
The foundation seeks to make Nigeria stand side by side with countries like Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Argentina, which have more number of women educated than their men.
Speaking during the launch, President of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Mrs. Toyin Saraki noted that the initiative was commendable considering the role of girls who will turn out to be mothers and managers in the future.
Represented by former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Sarah Adebisi Sosan, she said that parents should strive to train their female children, urging community to join hands with government to ensure education for all.
“Now that election is by the corner, I would also urge the electorates to harp on education as their priority. They should be convinced about the education plan that political candidates have for them.”
Also speaking, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Oluranti Idiat, who was represented, stated that the state would continue to come up with policies that would safeguard the right of a girl child to education, adding that the government was willing to support private Initiatives that pursue similar cause with money and voices.
Reacting to the report of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, which puts the number of uneducated girls in the country at 5.5 million with Nigeria leading the pack in Africa, founder of the organisation, Mrs. Mary Akpobome stated that private institutions and individuals should rise up to the challenge and see the problems as that of the society and not government alone.
Stressing that female education was paramount to local and national development, as well as human, social and cultural development, Akpobome noted factors such as poverty, being orphaned, physical disability, ignorance of parents, leaving in remote or underserved
Information Technology and Consumer Electronics Company, Nokia and China Mobile have signed a €1billion ($1.17 billion) deal to support the Chinese mobile operator’s transition to a future-oriented network infrastructure, while providing seamless connectivity to more efficiently meet growing data traffic demand.
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“You may want to ask why our attention is focused on the girls, it is because we know that when one educates a woman, one has educated the whole nation. Beyond this, educating the girl child translates to better health for the future generation, reduction in child morbidity and mortality.
This is why we are bent on bringing as optical transport, customer experience management, as well as its services expertise delivering the quality, speed and reliability needed.
The deal was consummated at Sino-German Economic Forum and signed by Vice President of China Mobile, Li Huidi and Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Nokia, Hans-Jürgen Bill . Also present at the signing ceremony were the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang.
Going forward, Nokia and China Mobile will work closely to define the products and services that will enable the operator to explore new opportunities in vertical markets. Both companies had signed a memorandum of understanding for research and testing of the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning capabilities of next-generation networks for the delivery of intelligent network optimisation and radio resource management.
The frame agreement builds on a longstanding relationship between the partnering firms in developing, trialing and deploying new technologies to enable seamless cloud connectivity and faster, more affordable internet access, meeting new demand while evolving networks for the future.
Commenting on the deal, President of Nokia Shanghai Bell, Mike Wang said: “This is a highly significant agreement with our longstanding partner that consolidates Nokia’s position as a leading provider of next-generation technologies and services in China.
We are committed to delivering industry-leading, end-to-end capabilities that will allow operators to dramatically increase performance, which will introduce new possibilities for networks of the future.” many girls as we can back to school for the benefit of their immediate environment and the country as a whole.
“For the first three years, we will focus on female students from indigent families in three pilot states in the country with an increased scope across Nigeria. We operate in partnership with relevant organisations, as well as select schools across different districts and local government to identify worthy beneficiaries of the scheme.
Representative of ARM Trustees Limited, Mr. Ifeanyi Madubuike; Chairman, Mixta Nigeria, Mr. Eddy Eguavoen; Managing Director, Mixta Nigeria, Mr. Kola Ashiru-Balogun; and Non-Executive Director, Mrs. Nike Anani, during the Annual General Meeting of Mixta Nigeria in Lagos recently
From Left: Founder of Edo Development Organisation (E.D.O), Oswald Osaretin Guobadia, Founder, EDO Cinema, Adesuwa Osawe and the Honorable Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Osaze Osemwegie-Ero at the inaugural EDO Cinema screening in Benin City recently