Some 400 girls in Ondo State have received laptops from the wife if the State governor, Mrs Betty Akeredolu.

They got the Microsoft laptops at the end of a two-week ICT and solar technology training in the state. 

Mrs Akeredolu announced the gift at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Summer Boot Camp 4 Girls Naija held in Akure.

After handing over the laptops to the girls the wife of the governor said she had never been more hopeful of a better Nigeria than this moment, seeing 400 girls ready to “change our story and make us more visible on the world map".

She said although the two weeks rigorous training in ICT, solar technology and life-enhancing skills was over, the girls had many years to impact the world and make it a better place. 

"The baton has been placed in your hands; your race now begins.

“I must warn you that there will be challenging times, but you should know that this boot camp has equipped you with all that you need to overcome them all.

“Girls, to rise up to the task ahead, you must put all you have learned here to practice; mentor many more girl children and build a formidable network of change agent," the governor’s wife said.

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Mrs Akeredolu commended those who contributed in one way or the other to the success of the 2018 Summer Boot Camp 4 Girls Naija.

She described the contributors as great giants upon whose shoulders the girls would stand to see further and create lasting development in Nigeria and the world at large.

“You have given a head start to the girl child and indeed the marginalised of the society and pitched their tents in the court of great visionaries,” she noted.

She called on Nigerian to endeavour to help children in various communities without waiting for government support.

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Also at the venue to present the Microsoft laptops was a representative of Microsoft Nigeria, Mr Olusola Amosan.

She commended the First Lady for the initiative, saying it would enable the girls to prepare themselves for a better tomorrow.

According to her, the two weeks training had exposed the girls to many applications in computer, which they could use to better their lots in a legitimate manner.

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