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Wife of Ogun Governor Leads Solidarity Walk for Chibok Girls

Wife of Ogun Governor Leads Solidarity Walk for Chibok Girls

By AfricanOutlook Reporter

One year after the abduction of the Chibok girls in Borno State, the Wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs Olufunso Amosun Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to speed up action and ensure the safe return of the girls to their parents.

There were matching around the world for the girls.  Picture show participants in front of Nigeria House in London yesterday

Staging a solidarity walk for the safe return of the Chibok girls from the MKO Abiola Stadium in Kuto to the Governor's office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta,  Mrs. Amosun said there was need for concerted efforts by government, security agents and all Nigerians for the release of the over two hundred girls who were abducted by Boko Haram last year.

 

According to the Wife of the Governor, "the good people of Ogun State raise our voices once again to God in solidarity for the return of the Chibok girls and we believe there shall be positive change in Nigeria and miraculous release of our girls".           

"We are gathered today to identify and join other Nigerians and the whole world in solidarity walk to intercede, plead and pray to God for the forgiveness of our sins and ask for wisdom for our Government and leaders to be able to design the right path for the return of our girls".

   

She presented a letter for the return of the girls to the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa who received it on behalf of the Governor for onward delivery to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

 

“Whenever these girls are released, Ogun State is home to all and we are more than happy to rehabilitate them here. We want this message to go out there that Ogun State will be ready to do all that is necessary to help rehabilitate the girls,” Adeoluwa said.

 

Also speaking the State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Elizabeth Sonubi urged the Federal Government to do all they could to bring back the girls and reconcile them with their parents, adding that" we are all saying no to domestic and physical violence against women, the girl-child and even men’’.

 

Dignitaries who took part in the walk include wife of former president Olusegun Obansanjo, Mrs. Bola Obasanjo, the Ogun State Head of Service, Mrs. Modupe Adekunle, Commissioner for Justice, Mrs. Abimbola Akeredolu and her Women Affairs and Social Development counterpart, Mrs. Elizabeth Sonubi and other top government functionaries.