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Buhari says fight to #BringBackOurGirls is Ongoing during visit from Women In Politics Forum (WIPF)

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Buhari Women Visit 2016President Buhari selected a women’s group for his first public visit of the year.

Speaking at the State House, Abuja in response to a goodwill message delivered to him by a group, Women In Politics Forum (WIPF), President Buhari announced that all forms of assistance and aid in this respect generated locally and from foreign countries as promised by the Group of Seven of Industrialized Countries,G7 will be channeled through the committee when it is inaugurated.

He said that he had compiled a list of damaged infrastructure,including schools and bridges and handed it to the leaders of the G7 and the United States, adding that “I didn’t ask for a Kobo (in cash). It is up to them to choose what they will undertake. Already, some of them have sent teams to verify our assertions.”

President Buhari decried the impact of the Boko Haram violence on women and children declaring that they are its worst victims.
“In the North-East, what I saw for myself and on those clips is a source of concern for people with conscience. They are mostly women, and children who are orphaned. Some of them don’t even know where they come from. This is the pathetic situation in which the country has found itself.”
He said that the fight for the return of the Chibok girls is ongoing and “continues to be a most worrying issue” to his government, emphasizing that the administration will do all within its powers in making the best efforts to secure their freedom.

Buhari Women Visit 2016 1The President acknowledged the case made by the WIPF for better representation of women in his government and assured that women would fare well in the composition of parastatals and their boards in the first quarter of this year.
He also defended the records of the administration in response to criticism that it is slow, arguing that steps must taken with caution to avoid mistakes.
“People say we are slow. We are trying to change structures put in place by our predecessors in office for 16 years. If we hurry it, we will make mistakes. That will be a disaster.”

President Buhari assured that the country has a budget proposal for the new year that is good for employment and manufacturing. “By the end of the second quarter, the full impact of these positive measures will be felt,” he told the visiting women.
The WIPF, made up of women leaders from 26 registered political parties led by Barrister Ebere Ifendu of the Labour Party expressed their full support for the government’s war on corruption and insecurity.
They asked the administration to usher in laws to promote gender equity as well as action towards the implementation of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act.
The Women’s group made the record of being the first organization to be received by the President in the New Year.

6 Comments

  1. Jj

    January 2, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Some of the girls are now women. It’s almost 3 years now and no results since they started the fight to bring them back.

  2. December Wind

    January 2, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    What did you expect him to say, that the girls have all been forgotten? The search will continue to be ‘ongoing’ on his lips for as long as possible except the girls are able to escape by themselves or the group that held them hostage decides to open up on their current state . My prayer is that God will continue to protect them wherever they are and do that which only him knows how to do – a miracle!

    • Jj

      January 2, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      It’s obvious that they have been forgotten. GEJ was on the fight left the seat and now Buhari. If it affected any of them trust me they would have been found a long time ago.

  3. Chi

    January 2, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    If na Zahra or VP daughter was kidnapped you would know whether they are alive. And they would have been found! God help us against injustices and man’s inhumanity to man.

  4. oversabi

    January 4, 2016 at 4:13 am

    Be patient. Oga is looking for them in the forest, in the villages, neighboring countries, etc. One day insha Allah, they will find the girls. Even if it is when they have entered menopause, it is better late than never. Mtcheew. What I marvel at is how we could play on the emotions of truly suffering people when it suits us and then their issues just fritter away from our front desks once we have reached our Babylon. Well, Babylon no last too long. That empire too has its own rise and fall history.

  5. oghenekevwe

    January 4, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Psalm 118 vs 8 it’s better to trust in the LORD than to put your confidence in man, maybe it’s because Nigerians & d chibok parents are putting their trust in FG that is why there is no solution. May the Lord help us in this new year.

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