by Dolapo Adelana
Co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls(BBOG) movement, Obiageli Ezekwesili, says the nation has failed its children over its inability to secure the release of 195 schoolgirls abducted from Chibok on April 14, 2014. by Boko Haram insurgents.
Ezekwesili, who said this on Wednesday when the group hosted creative artistes at the Unity Fountain in Abuja stated that it was said that the girls were still missing despite the “cries and sufferings of their loved ones”.
“It doesn’t sound right at all that we have been talking about the abduction of our schoolgirls for three years and up till today, about 195 of them are still unaccounted for,” she said.
“It is a sad thing that we have failed our children, we should not continue to fail them. The life of our children matter to us. Our leaders owe us a duty, a complete obligation to ensure that the Chibok girls return.
“Do we not want our Chibok girls to come back? Did we not see the laughter on the face of those that returned? Don’t we want to see more of those laughter.
“The future of this country is really dependent on how we treat our children. If we treat them well, our children will be great.”
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.