**”As BEMORE 2022 Boot Camp Opens.
Ondo State Deputy Governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa on Monday while declaring open BEMORE 2022 Summer Boot Camp said, he believes that the future of Nigeria’s greatness hinged on knowledge based economy.
BEMORE, an initiative of the Wife of Ondo State Governor, Chief ( Mrs ) Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu which aimed at bridging the widening gap in STEM+E ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Entrepreneurship).
A platform created for young girls to triumph and rule the world.
Aiyedatiwa, while thanking and celebrating the founder and initiator of the annual programme declared it as ” wonderful initiative”.
His words, “the testimony from past beneficiaries and all the speakers at this event alluded that the initiative has been impactful in no small way in the lives of the benefactors” .
“I want to thank you, Ma for exposing these young ones at early age to a global trend that is currently driving the advance economy of the world today” .
“The trend is knowledge based economy” , he declared.
Explaining further, the Deputy Governor said, “what you have done with this initiative is to expose our young girls to this great trend that will make them to be more than what they do” .
“And all that’s required is for us all to stand by Arabirin on this laudable initiative to greatness” , he appealed.
While welcoming guests, supporting partners and participants, Arabirin Akeredolu called for more special opportunities for women in the Country.
“We set out in 2017, to give to this generation of women opportunities that my own generation lacked ; to plug the widened and widening gender parity gap in Science, Technology, Engineering Mathematics and Entrepreneurship ( STEM+E ) by empowering young Nigerian girls in critical areas of science and technology as we create opportunities to improve on their lives and contributes to the socio-economic development of their respective communities” .
She thereafter challenged the participants of this year programme on the need to be tech-oriented Nigerians that sets their sights on growing scale and thrive.
“To my incoming BEMORE girls, those who came ahead of you are the BEMORE’s brand ambassadors” .
“The wonderment they have been doing with the skills instilled in them through BEMORE are sufficient selling points that signpost the efficiency and efficacy of the boot camp”, she disclosed.
Other speakers at the event including, Ondo State SSG, Princess Oladunni Odu, Chief Olusola Oke SAN, Senator Bode Olajumoke and Orangun Of Ila, Oba Dr Adedokun Abolarin gave soul moving statements on the Amazon called Arabirin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu and the impacts of BEMORE Summer Boot Camp on the society and the girl-child.
Present at the well attended event are, Chairman of the event, Chief Olusola Oke SAN, Chief of Staff to Governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale, Members of the State Executive Council led by the Secretary to the State Government, Princess Oladunni Odu and Ondo State APC Chairman, Engr Ade Adetimehin.
Others are, Senator Bode Olajumoke, Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology ( FUTA ) , Akure, Prof ( Mrs ) Adenike Oladiji, Orangun Of Ila, Oba Dr Adedokun Abolarin, APC House of Representatives Candidate representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency, Prince Jimi Odimayo and others.