Oluwasegun Aina, Ado-Ekiti
The First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi has launched the School Pad Bank in commemoration of World Menstrual Hygiene Day.
Erelu Fayemi, who said the launching is first of its kind in Africa, urged government at all levels to take proper care of school girls without any oppression.
“Adequate security must be given to female gender against any harassment, intimidation and oppression as my office is more committed to the welfare of my fellow gender because we owe the society more commitment now and always.
“A nation without female gender is incomplete because we are very important to the society.”
The governor’s wife appreciated the state government for its support since she became the first lady and particularly appreciated the Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General of the State, Mr Wale Fapohunda in its strive at ensuring a crime free environment in the state.
At the launching, Sanitary pads and other items were given out free to school girls and teachers at the venue of the programme.
Some of the students who could not hide their joy appreciated the First Lady for organizing such programme to enhance adequate care for school girls.
Speaking at the launching, the State Commisioner for Education, Dr. Modupe Aderiye, emphasized the importance of the programme, saying it is aimed at improving girls child education in the State.
The Head of Service, Mr Peju Babafemi called for proper orientation of female students as the initiator of the programme, Erelu Bisi Fayemi has done.
She advised all female gender to emulate the good idea of the first lady and sought that it be adopted at the national level towards ensuring proper mestural Hygiene.
Hon. Femi Ajayi, Commissioner for Budget, admonished the First Lady to share the initiative with her colleagues to make it a practicable in their respective states.
Governor Kayode Fayemi, represented by Hon. Biodun Oyebanji, Secretary to the State Government, described Erelu Fayemi as a nation builder who does things despite her office not been funded.
He commended her relentlessness towards girls child in the state while urging her to make it a continuous one while encouraging the government to support her programmes in future.
The launching was attended by: Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye, represented by his Deputy, Hon. Hakeem Jamiu, Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Mr Wale Fapohunda, and Commisioner for Trade and Investment Hon. Muyiwa Olumilua.
Others are: Chairman, Ekiti State Internal Revenue Service, Mr Muyiwa Ogunmilade, Alhaja Mariam Ogunlade Commisioner for Woman Affairs, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor Tolu Ibitola, among others.