By Our Correspondent

Burutu Council Chairman, Chief Ebikeme Clark has encouraged parents to accord the girl child equal education as their male counterpart.

Miss Oyeghe Vanessa Voke of Isoko North Local Government Area,
winner of Miss Local Government Delta State.

Chief Clark made the assertion during the maiden edition of Miss Local Government, Delta State organized by D.O’s Entertainment at NNPC Junior Staff Club, Effurun Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.

While noting that there is no difference between the male and female child, Chief Clark said” I encourage our society to look at the girl child as equal as the boy child. there is no difference.”

Chief Clark promised to assist the organizers of the event in sustaining the programme in subsequent years.

Delta State Commissioner for Culture&Tourism, Mr. Ernest Ogwuezi promised that the Delta State Government will take over the project in 2016 with full sponsorship.

Chief Executive Officer of LightWorld Industries Nigeria
Limited,Amb. Anthony Nwangwu(3rd from right), Mr. Great Sanomi, Sepcial Adviser to Delta State Governor on Special Duties and representative of Delta State Commissioner for Culture& Tourism, Mr. Ernest Ogwuezi, Chief Ebikeme Clark, Chairman of Burutu Local
Government Council, Mr. Victor Imhante, Mr. Emmanuel
Okorobeki(left)with Miss Oyeghe Vanessa Voke of Isoko North Local Government Area, winner of Miss Local Government Delta State and some Ambassadors

Mr. Ogwuezi who was represented by the Special Adviser to Delta State Governor on Special Duties, Mr. Great Sanomi noted that the government is happy with manner the event was organizers without the molestation of the girls.

According to him, “ we will use this to encourage our girl child.”

Earlier in his remark, the Chief Executive Officer, LightWorld Industries Ltd,  Amb. Anthony Nwangwu noted that“Miss Local Government Delta State” is a concept for LightWorld Industries Limited that is aimed at empowering its immediate community as well as local government.

Amb. Nwangwu appealed to parents to support the growth and development of the girl child so as to reduce the violence in them.

According to Amb. Nwangwu,” supporting the girl child to achieve its full potentials is important because if you get the girl child right, you will get the society right.”

Miss Oyeghe Vanessa Voke from Isoko North Local Government Area emerged the winner of the maiden edition of Miss Local Government Delta State after defeating sixteen other contestants drawn from various local government area in a rigorous interview by a panel of judges led by Sly Ochigha and Cynthia Okolie.

Miss Voke in an interview session conducted by the panel of judges shortly before her emergence as the winner of Miss Local Government Delta State, promised to empower the girl child with her office so as to make them relevant in society.

Miss Voke noted that she will open an education foundation where the girl child will be trained in various fields as her contribution to eliminating social vices among the girl child.

According to her,”I will empower the girl child with education by setting up a foundation that will help take their minds from crime.”