Wife of the Oyo State Governor, Mrs. Tamunominini Olufunke Makinde, will on Wednesday, host 990 girls, to be trained on everything pertaining to menstrual health and hygiene.
The programme, which will be held at the House of Chiefs, Secretariat, Ibadan, will have in attendance 10 students drawn from three schools in each of the 33 Local Government Areas of the state.
Ninety-nine teachers drawn from the participating schools will also be in attendance at the event.
Mrs. Makinde, who is the chief host of the event tagged ‘A Day out with the Girls of Oyo State,’ will use the event to commemorate the Menstrual Hygiene Day held on May 28.
The Oyo State governor’s wife usually hangs out with girls in the state twice a year since 2020 in commemoration of the Menstrual Hygiene Day as well as the International Day of the Girl Child which holds on October 11.
According to a statement from the office of the Wife of the Governor, the event is designed as a day for Her Excellency to hang out with the girls and enlighten them on menstrual hygiene matters.
There will be facilitators who will train the girls on menstrual hygiene and everything about their menstrual health. There will also be an avenue for questions and answers while the girls in attendance will be given souvenirs and menstrual hygiene products.
The event is expected to have in attendance officials of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, including the Permanent Secretary, Directors and Deputy Directors, as well as officials of the Ministries of Women Affairs, Health and Education in Oyo State.