Govt playing politics with abducted Chibok girls – Falana


Nigerian women’s rights activist and wife of Lagos lawyer and human rights activists Funmi Falana, has accused the Federal Government of playing politics with the over 200 abducted pupils of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state.

She frowned at the inability of the Federal Government to secure the freedom of the students abducted by the Boko Haram group.

Falana expressed her worry during the annual Christmas Party with inmates of the Erelu Adebayo Motherless Children Home, Iyin-Ekiti .

At the event, Falana presented items including toiletries, packs of noodles, children toys and others to the children.

“Rather than intensifying effort at winning the children back,” Mrs Falana lamented that “government had been playing politics and was not doing enough to free the captives.

“It is unfortunate. We have been making the advocacy at every opportunity that government should bring back our girls alive. We need them alive, they are precious to us.

“We are crying for their return. We don’t want Nigerian leaders to play politics with the lives of this children. The future is theirs. We need and want them to be brought back.”

Falana urged wealthy individuals to always remember the less privileged in the society, most especially the motherless, by assisting them with whatever they can afford.

“By the circumstance of their birth, they should not feel less privileged. It is not by their own making. Infact they are as important as their colleagues out there. We want to make them feel loved. We do this every year to make them happy.

“Last year we gave them a big grinder, the penultimate year,we gave them a generator. We also donated a computer set to them sometime ago. But this year we concentrated on the personal needs and food items of the children,” she added.

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