Miss Nigeria aims to promote girl child education

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Taraba state born Etsanyi Tukura, who was recently crowned Miss Nigeria has said she is looking forward to beginning her new reign as the 43rd Miss Nigeria as she uses it to promote education for the girl child.

The 22-year old beauty Queen was crowned the 43rd Miss Nigeria at a glamorous event last Saturday in Lagos, south west Nigeria.

The Law graduate defeated five other finalists to clinch the crown.

At the competition, she said she would use the Miss Nigeria platform to promote the welfare of the girl child especially in education.

“It has been my dream to go into pageantry… “Why not take that chance and go out there and be that platform of change where you can pass the right messages and make positive impact on the girls?”

Tukura aims to empower young girls to be the best version of themselves. She said she would like to give out scholarship to young teenagers.

“From the out set, I stated it that my target is between the ages of 12 and 16 years. I feel that it’s a very important age in the life of a girl-child. That’s the age where you catch them young. So, I am going to be running an empowerment programme of different types.”

 “I am going to work with the company to see how we can do more things, bring more empowerment to the young women across the country,” she added.

The beauty queen won a cash prize of 3 million Naira, a luxury apartment and a brand new Hyundai car.

The glamour filled event was hosted by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju was an evening of glamour and glitz.