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International Day for Women and Girls in Science: Use Science for Nation Building - Alale

International Day for Women and Girls in Science: Use Science for Nation Building - Alale

The Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, NIGCOMSAT Ltd, Abimbolal Alale (Ph.D) has admonished young girls to develop interest in science. 

Delivering a Goodwill message to mark the international day for women and girls in science as established by the United Nations, Alale said the nation is depending on the young generation to use science to solve the nation’s multi-dimensional problems. According to her, the girl child is a catalyst to the national’s development if exposed to science and technology.

Explaining the importance of Space as an integral part of human development, the Managing Director, said Nigeria will soon be a tourism capital through space science and technology.

Earlier in her welcome address, the Nodal Coordinator, Florence Ibrahim said the International day of women and girls in science as established by the United Nations is to help recognize the critical role of women and girls in science and technology.

Ms Ibrahim noted that the event is in line with the objectives of women in Aerospace. ‘Women in Aerospace was established in 1985 in the United States of America with sister organisations in Europe, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Africa in 2011 and Nigeria in 2013’, she explained.

She also said that ‘it is dedicated to expanding women opportunities for leadership and increasing the visibility of women in the aerospace community’.

While presenting award of Excellence to the overall winner of the competition, the Vice Chairman of Association of Professional Women Engineers in Nigeria (APWEN), Mrs Charity Ojobo Joseph, advised young women to plant trees to combat global warming.

A written Essay competition was set for 78 different Schools and Iyin Oluwa-alabi from Noble Hall Leadership Academy for Girls, Abuja emerged the overall winner. 

The participating schools are Noble Hall Leadership Academy, Golden Royal Academy, Anglican Girls Grammar School, Cedar Wood Academy.

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Stephen Kwande

Head, Media Relations Unit 

 

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