A female politician and Governorship aspirant in Benue State, Ada Chenge has called on the Federal Government to intensify efforts to rescue the remaining students kidnapped by insurgents in Borno State.
She made the call following the outcry that has continued to trail the abduction of the female students from the school.
Speaking at a reception organised by the Ai-Uja community yesterday to mark her installation as the Ogaba Anya 1 in Ipole Ai- Uja, Owukpa in Ogbadibo LGA, the Managing Director of the Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority, said the children’s agony was a collective grief for the nation but called on Nigerians to cooperate and support the president in order to rescue the girls.
Meanwhile, the National president of Ai-Uja Development Association, Mr. Joseph Okoh explained that the community honoured Chenge because of her focused leadership that has brought rapid development to the state.
He further stated that the community will back Chenge to become the first female governor of the state following her declaration for the position.
"The state needs a female governor which is Ada Chenge to impact positively in the rural communities as she has done through the construction of the Owukpa earth dam, construction of rural roads and culverts networks, creation of job opportunities to teeming unemployed youths of the area, as well as distribution of modern farming equipments and total economic transformation of the communities", he said.