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Empowering rape victims my priority – Miss Nigeria, Mildred Peace Ehiguese

Friday, December 22, 2017

/ by Mykebou
Miss Nigeria, Mildred  Peace Ehiguese
The recent winner of the Miss Nigeria beauty contest, Mildred  Peace Ehiguese, said that her principle need is to provide food for casualties of assault and different survivors of rape and other survivors of child abuse in the country through empowerment

The new queen, 24, said this after she rose the general victor out of the 41finalists that challenged for the desired position in the early hours of Friday.

While speaking to newsmen on her emergence as the new Miss Nigeria, she said “her victory is the Lord’s doing’’.

The 41st Miss Nigeria was until the point of her emergence as Miss Adamawa and an alum of Psychology from the Redeemers' University in Ede, Osun.

The occasion occurred at the Eko Hotels and Suites on Victoria Island, Lagos State, and was graced by a few dignitaries.

Mildred, said that she would demonstrate her increase by satisfying desires amid her rule. 

“I am really overwhelmed and grateful to God for giving me this opportunity to serve. I promise to fulfill every promise I make during my tenure,” she said.
The emerging Miss Nigeria wearing the Fulani customary clothing said her venture is to give therapeutic and mental cause and strengthening chances to casualties of assault and survivors of different misuse.

Newsmen report that Ehiguese, who well represented Adamawa at the exhibition shed tears of happiness as she was proclaimed the general victor out of the chose 10 finalists.

She was crowned by the 40th queen, the 22-year-old Miss Chioma Obiadi, a backer of "Green Girl Project, who was delegated in 2016.

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Mr Fidelis Anosike, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Daily Times Group, organisers of Miss Nigeria pageant, while presenting the star prize of a salon car, said all contestants would henceforth be rewarded.
“In a bid to improve our performance, N4.1 million will be made available to the 37 finalists selected from over 50 contestants that applied.

“ The reason is to ensure that every girl who took part in the project, goes home with something, it is our way of empowering women beyond beauty,” he said.
According to the CEO, Miss Nigeria formed in 1957 with the Motto, “Empowering Women Beyond Beauty’’, is an annual beauty pageant that showcases positive attributes of the Nigerian women.

Miss Ekiti, Bolarinde Rebecca won the top model award of the year following her exclusive moves during the show.

Some of the judges include: Joke Silva, Adebola Williams, Odio Oseni and Tara Durotoye.
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