Amanda Akunne
Amanda Akunne

POCACOV appoints beauty queen ambassador for sensitization of girl child

NEWS DIGEST – Beauty queen Amanda Akunne has been appointed an ambassador for the sensitization of the girl child by The Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices, POPACOV, an initiative by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

Amanda, 22, won Miss Talent in the Miss Aura International Beauty Pageant organised by Rixos Sungate in Turkey.

On Wednesday, she was unveiled by the National Coordinator POPACOV, CSP Ebere Amaraizu and was enjoined to work with relevant stakeholders to help make the girl child a woman of value, in line with the aims of the sustainable development goals.

Amaraizu said Amanda in her role as ambassador would help in “sensitizations, advocacy and mentorship class of POPACOV especially as it concerns the girl child for strategic leadership direction.”

Amanda, a graduate of International Relation and Diplomacy from the Afe-Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, said she joined POPACOV because she found their programmes and activities appealing to the conscience of young minds.

Amanda added that she is driven to help the girl child overcome low self-esteem and to help build them into women of value and virtue in their environment.

She thanked the IG Police for his initiative which has helped to sensitize young minds, including the girl child, on the dangers inherent in cultism and other vices, and the need to be a champion.

Present at Amanda’s unveiling were other POPACOV stakeholders and ambassadors, and Amanda’s mother.