Follow up to BBOG engagement with President Buhari
6 August 2015
In furtherance to our engagement with President Buhari on Wednesday 8 July 2015, and after wide consultations with BBOG families across Nigeria and around the world, our Movement submitted a followup letter to the president yesterday, dated Monday 3 August 2015. Wherein we expressed our understanding of what transpired during the engagement and restated our expectations.
Most importantly requiring top priority attention is the government deploying our citizens’ developed tool, the Verification, Authentication and Resettlement System (VARS) to authenticate the identity of the hundreds of our rescued citizens from the terrorists’ hold. This in our opinion is a major step in reaffirming their dignity as human beings and as citizens of our nation.
Second, setting up an accountability matrix which will define the protocol for obtaining and sharing information, and for knowing which office is responsible for what precisely. This will enable for a better flow of information which is key in carrying citizens along.
Third, publicly releasing without further delay, the Presidential Fact -Finding Committee reports on the Abduction of the Chibok Schoolgirls, and Security Challenges in the Northeast.
Fourth, looking into the allegations of human rights abuses in the military; as well as ensuring the welfare of our troops as a morale booster. Instituting measures of curbing the emergence and growth of curious sects in the country. Among other things.
(Kindly view our ABC of Demands, Verification, Authentication and Resettlement System (VARS) and Citizens’ Solution to End Terrorism on our website www.bringbackourgirls.ng)
We conveyed our confidence in our government to play its constitutional role to bring back our girls, end the insurgency, and restore peace in the Northeast. And further indicated our willingness to work with the government as a citizens’ movement facilitate these suggestions and bring them to fruition.
We therefore await response, as we continue to daily press for our demands.