The First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, yesterday urged Nigerians to remain prayerful as efforts to rescue the Chibok girls are yeilding positive results.
Mama Peace, as she’ s fondly called noted thay the Federal Government was working to ensure their safe release of the girls who have been held hostage over 181 days.
Mrs. Jonathan gave this message of hope in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, where she opened the State secretariat of Women for Change and Development Initiative and distributed empowerment materials to women from 33 council areas and 17 Non-Governmental Organisations.
She called for prayers for the abducted girls and urged parents to focus on child training and good moral, saying that security should not be left to the government alone.
“One way we have tried to impart on the lives of women is by championing the representation of women, especially the 35 per cent affirmation action in respect of women representation in governance.
“It will interest you to know that the Women for Change and Development Initiative has collaborated with many organisations and spirited individuals in the discharge of its role in line with the transformation agenda of the current administration.