#BringBackOurGirls: Lagos State BBOG group leads Protest to the Governor’s Office.

Protesters along the Kudirat Abiola Road, Ikeja. Photo: abovewhispers.com
Protesters along the Kudirat Abiola Road, Ikeja.
Photo: abovewhispers.com

Today makes it exactly 2 years since the abduction of the 276 female students of the government secondary school, Chibok in Borno State and the Lagos chapter of the #BringBackOurGirls group led a peaceful awareness march to the Lagos State Governor’s Office demanding the immediate rescue of the girls.

Mostly dressed in red, the participants began converging at the Allen Round-about, Ikeja, as early as 8:30am in preparation for the awareness which took-off at exactly 10:15am. Placards in hand and Chanting solidarity songs the participants walked  all the way to the Lagos State House of Assembly, leading up to the government House where they presented an official statement of protest to the representative of the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode.

Their statement of protest to the Governor can be summarized into the following point:

  • As a Nigerian Governor and a member of the governing party, that you add YOUR VOICE and SPEAK-UP to put pressure on the relevant government agencies to deliver on their mandates.
  • As Governor of Lagos, that you reiterate to the Lagos State Emergy Management Agency to enumerate the IDPs in the three official camps in the State: Kirikiri, Ibeju-Lekki and Magodo, and ensure that their immediate needs are met and they have the same rights to education and healthcare that are applicable to Lagos State residents.
  • As Governor of Lgos, that you commission a security review of all public schools in lagos to ensure that children in Lagos State are safe, remain safe and the ugly Ikorodu incidence is not repeated in any of our Schools in the State.
  • As a Nigerian Governor and member of the Nigerian Governors Forum that you share on our behalf these demands with your colleagues and ensure that collectively, you take a storng stance for action to fully curb insurgency, rescue our chibok girls and other Nigerians and cater to IDPs across the country.
Photo; abovewhispers.com
Photo; abovewhispers.com

Abovewhispers.com also caught-up with the leader of the awareness walk, Mrs. Habiba Balogun to ask what her personal views were in view of the recent video published by CNN, yesterday 13th April, 2016 showing some of the girls alive how she how she would rate the efforts of the Federal Government.

In her words, ‘The Video conveys Hope and proves that the BBOG advocacy is bringing about result, however, the video only reflected proof of life for just 15 of the girls, what of the others!’. She said the group remains hopeful on the safety of the other girls. In her response on the performance of the Federal government, she informed there was no need ‘praise-singing’ the government for doing their job. She acknowledged the government’s efforts against insurgency in the North-East but insisted that ‘result’ in terms of reuniting the abducted girls with their families is what the BBOG group clamors for.

Photo: abovewhispers.com
Photo: abovewhispers.com

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