Former Education Minister, Oby Ezekwesili has stated that she is only supporting the Bring Back Our Girls campaign because there is nothing to be gained by idly sitting by doing nothing just because it did not hit close to home from many people.
The minister stressed that Chibok may be farther away in Northern Nigeria but the insecurity there could have ripple effects and or expand if not nipped in the bud.
Her words: “If you’ve never thought about the state of those girls, you need to ask yourself questions, because its so easy to carry on as if all is well because it has not come close to you.
“Just imagine that it was anything close to your family that more than 200 children of poor families went to school and the next story is that they’ve been taken away. Then everybody in our society just goes around like everything is normal. Well, if it’s normal for you, it’s not normal for me.
“That’s why I have decided along with all the women that come every day and we stand out and we say we need intensification of search and rescue for those girls.
“We will stay resolute in demanding, bring back our girls”, she said.