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Glo celebrates with female students on Girls-in-ICT Day

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Mrs Justina Abdulateef of Public Sector Enterprise, Globacom (left); Publisher, E-Businesslife and convener of Girls in ICT Day, Mrs Ufuoma Emuophedaro; Director, Women Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs Olusola Falana; and Manager, Glo Call Centre, Mrs Kemi Fadipe, at the 2018 Girls in ICT Day celebration sponsored held at Oriental Hotel, Lagos.

National telecommunications Operator, Globacom, on Thursday partnered with e-Business Life Communications Limited, publishers of e-Business Life magazine, to celebrate the 2018 Edition of the International Girls-in-ICT Day.

Observed in 166 countries across the globe, the Day, an initiative of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the International Girls-in-ICT Day was backed by all ITU members.

The Day aims at creating global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the field of information and communications technology (ICT).

Speaking at the event held at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Globacom’s representative and a Manager of Glo Call Centre, Mrs Kemi Fadipe, said the company partnered with the organisers to expose participants to the various career opportunities available in the ICT sector, apart from encouraging them to aspire to such jobs.

Mrs Fadipe told the students who were drawn from 11 secondary schools in Lagos that the world now revolved around ICT and that the future hold a lot of promises for them should they go into the ICT sector.

“This is why Globacom continues to make massive investments in the telecommunications sector to boost telecom service delivery in different parts of the country and power economic and social life. Since inception, we have pioneered innovative solutions in the industry and our reliable data services and affordable tariff plans will help you in your school research. Globacom offers a veritable platform for them to excel in different career areas of telecoms,” she said.

Publisher of e-Business Life magazine and convener of Girls-in-ICT Day in Nigeria, Mrs Ufuoma Emuophedaro, said she held the event to “join our voices to the rest of the world to encourage our young girls to delve into ICT based careers or at best intensify its use in what they do.”


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