Abstain From Premarital Sex, Her Excellency Exhorts Teenage Girls

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Girls Uphold Your Dignity
Her Excellency Dr. Martha Emmanuel and a section of the girls present at the event

The wife of Akwa Ibom State Governor, Her Excellency, Dr. Martha Udom Emmanuel has cautioned teenage girls in public secondary schools across the state against indulging in premarital sexual escapades, encouraging them to uphold high moral dignity by being focused on their education.

Girls Uphold Your Dignity
Girls Uphold Your Dignity
Girls Uphold Your Dignity
Her Excellency, Dr. Martha Emmanuel Addressing Teenage Girls At The Event

She added that this way they will grow to become useful and productive citizens of the state and nation.

Dr. Emmanuel spoke at a one-day sensitization seminar for girls in public secondary schools organized by her non-governmental platform, Family Empowerment and Youth Reorientation Path-initiative FEYReP.

Girls Uphold Your Dignity
Secondary School Girls At The Event
Girls Uphold Your Dignity
Her Excellency, Dr. Martha Emmanuel Exchanging Pleasantries With The Girls

At the event themed: “Decide, Protect, and Conquer”, the governor’s wife noted that abstinence remains the only option for the girls at this formative stage of their lives.

Girls Uphold Your Dignity
Dr. Martha Emmanuel Receives A copy of The Book Clawed to Death from its Author, A Teenage Prodigy From the State
Girls Uphold Your DIgnity
Dr. Martha Emmanuel Receives A Portrait From A Teenage Artist at the Event

She said the campaign was initiated to design a new future for the Akwa Ibom Ibom girl child, stating that her resolve has always been to mentor and groom the girl-child on the right path to success.

Girls Uphold Your Dignity
Dr. Martha Udom Emmanuel
Girls Uphold Your Dignity
Honourable Commissioner for women Affairs Dr. Ini Adiakpan

“Do not succumb to peer-pressure, be self-conscious and have self-control over what you crave or desire. Your future lies in your hands and as such you must make use of it properly,” she remarked.

Girls Uphold Your Dignity
Clawed to Death Author Speaks On Her Book Which Sensitizes On Rape and Gender Based Violence
Girls Uphold Your Dignity
Girls Uphold Your Dignity

On rape and other gender based violence, she advised the female students to be cautious of sexual predators in their respective areas and do well to report to authorities in case of any abuse.

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