Oby Ezekwesili to Barrack Obama on Abducted Chibok Girls: ‘If he could get Osama bin Laden, he could get our girls’
Oby Ezekwesili, a Nigerian activist and the Bring Back Our Girls campaigner has called on US President Barrack Obama to do a lot more to help with finding the Chibok girls abducted by Islamist group Boko Haram a little over a year ago.
“If he could get Osama bin Laden, he could get our girls,” she said.
Ezekwesili, who was recently named one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2015, in TIME’s annual issue tagged “TIME 100,” met with the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power, and Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, who runs a school for former child soldiers in Uganda at the TIME 100 gala in New York City on Tuesday. Click here if you missed it!
“It is time for someone as powerful as Barack Obama to compare the girls of Chibok to his own daughters,” Ezekwesili said. “These girls are a symbol of our own message to girls, that they should be educated, that we would go beyond the call of duty for you.”
She lamented the fact we live in a world where “a child is forced to choose between being alive and being educated.”
Power however confirmed that the U.S. was looking at ways to bolster the fight against Boko Haram:
“We’ve been looking at how to throw our weight behind an international force.”