The activities of Boko Haram and the abduction of over 200 school girls in Chibok, Borno State should not stop the celebration of Children’s Day, the founder of a non-governmental organisation, NGO, Yellow Jerry Can Foundation (YJCF) Adaora Onyechere, has said.
Onyechere yesterday in Abuja said Boko Haram has launched an attack on the psychology of Nigerians and should not be allowed to win the war.
According to her, the Children’s Day celebration should be an opportunity for Nigeria to further focus global attention on the situation of Nigerian children and the need for strategic security arrangement for them.
Towards this end, the children advocacy organization is organizing an event to mark the day with them on the 23rd of the month, Onyechere said.
The event is supported by the National Assembly, DAAR Communications PLC, the Department of State Security (DSS), CNN Freedom Project, UBEB and Nigerian Children Ambassador under the theme: “For Love Sake and In Remembrance”.
She said: “Children are tools for national development and that is why the sad situation of the missing 200 girls should not be about them alone, it’s about the security of the children children.
“Their abduction and other attacks carried out by the insurgent group were meant to keep us in perpetual fear.
“We can not pretend that if this and other insurgent groups were not stopped in their dastardly activities, then the whole of human is threatened.
“Nigeria should not waste the opportunity of this year’s Children’s Day celebration go by without ensuring that the plight of the Nigerian children become a priority for the Federal government, as well as State and Local governments”.