#BringBackOurGirls 7th Chibok Girls Commemoration: Disclosure and Closure

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#BringBackOurGirls 7th Chibok Girls Commemoration: Disclosure and Closure

April 12th, 2021

Wednesday, April 14th marks the 7th anniversary of the abduction of 276 schoolgirls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok by Boko Haram. Since the kidnap, Nigerians and other citizens around the world have demanded for the return of the ‘Chibok Girls’ from two government administrations. So far, 164 of the abducted school girls have been reunited with their families and 112 remain in captivity.

For 7 grueling years, Chibok girls’ parents have desperately waited for their daughters to return home. Our advocacy has constantly declared that our Chibok Girls are a symbol of the Girl Child in Nigeria and the world, and that the abduction and the prolonged captivity of the remaining 112 girls has become an assault on girl child education especially in the North East.

The #BringBackOurGirls group, well-meaning Nigerians and the rest of the world have endlessly called on the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfill the campaign promise he made in 2015. All to no avail. Six years ago, barely a day passed without Muhammadu Buhari talking about the Chibok girls and the need for their urgent rescue. Today, both him and his government are completely silent on the issue. He has simply moved on.

It is a known fact that a nation that leaves behind its female population is an underdeveloped society. The unresolved plight of the abductions is regarded as a de-motivator for poor parents who should be convinced that educating their daughters is the best decision they can make for themselves and society at large. The growth of our nation is under threat.

Despite all, we have remained relentless until all our girls are rescued and given another fair chance to acquire the formal education they were seeking before their abduction. Our movement posits that there must be no barrier stopping the education of every girl child in the North, East, West and South, of Nigeria. 

It is for this reason that our 7th Year Commemoration is themed: “DISCLOSURE AND CLOSURE”, with a special lecture by His Eminence John Cardinal Oaniyekan on “HOW KIDNAPPING IN NIGERIA BECAME AN INDUSTRY: A JOURNEY BACK TO 2014”.

Until all the abducted girls can be accounted for, the promise of Nigeria’s constitution, that the welfare of Nigerians shall be the primary purpose of government, will continue to ring hollow.

We invite you to be part of this event and help in ensuring that there is a total disclosure and closure on our Chibok Girls, Leah Sharibu, and other abductees;

Theme: Disclosure and Closure

Date:    Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Venue: Live Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqfu2hqT8qHtdkSnYn-DsJeHieDNISTLRP

Physical Location: 72b Kwame Nkrumah Crescent, Asokoro, Abuja.

Time:   11 a.m.

Duration:   2hrs 30mins

Signed: For and on behalf of #BringBackOurGirls

Florence Ozor

Gapani Yanga

Aisha Yesufu

Oby Ezekwesili

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