Buhari’s Daughter Tackles Ezekwesili Over Chibok Girls

Hadiza Buhari-Bello, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari, has faulted a statement credited to a former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, that she is using her Africa Support and Empowerment Initiative to infringe on the franchise of the Bring Back Our Girls group.

Buhari-Bello, in a statement jointly signed with AFRISEI Secretary, Don Uche, said her organisation is a reputable body that wouldn't engage in illegal activities by stealing someone else’s franchise.

She said that contrary to Ezekwesili’s allegation, her organisation did not need to lean on the BBOG to be of service to the Chibok girls and therefore had no reason “to steal anything from BBOG or use its name to achieve any advantage.”

The President’s daughter explained that her organisation had its own defined objectives and that it did not need to steal anybody’s ideas to operate in line with its own objectives.

She said the organisation is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission and issued certificate.

While praising the activities of BBOG to raise and sustain awareness on the plight of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, the President’s daughter said her organisation had broader objectives.

She said though the Chibok girls were within the priority of her organisation, its commitments to humanitarian causes did not end with Chibok schoolgirls.

“Given the size of the problem at hand, the more organisations we have assisting Chibok and other devastated communities, the better for the country,” Buhari's daughter stressed.