The Lagos Mainland chapter of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) on Tuesday, 27th May, 2014, joined the global world to demand for the release of Chibok school girls from the bondage of Boko Haram, demanding more action from the Federal Government on the urgent matter of rescuing the girls.
The protesters who are teachers and students of various schools in Yaba marched to the Yaba Local Council Development Area secretariat to register their grievances.
Addressing the protesters, the Chairman of the council, Hon Jide Jimoh, in his address, said the Federal Government should stop playing politics over the abduction of the schoolgirls, saying effort should be made to rescue them alive.
“The abduction of over 200 girls is an issue that is very barbaric, satanic and devilish. At any point in time, I always think about it if they were to be my children how would I feel by now.
“Therefore, the Federal Government should wake up and work together with the people to free these girls. President Jonathan should not play politics with their lives at all”, he added.
To the association he said “I salute your courage for this solidarity support on the rescue of our girls who have been held for the past 45 days.
“But let us not stop praying and be committed to God that these people who have been found killing people would be arrested by God. And our girls will be rescue by God himself”.
On his part, the Chairman of Lagos Mainland chapter of NAPPS, Mrs Ope Williams represented by Mrs Johnson Tokunbo, said “we are here to raise our voices that the government should work hard to bring back our girls. Therefore we urged security agencies and others to work together to rescue our girls and bring them back alive.
“Ordinarily the girls should have been part of the elaborate programme organised by schools and private organisations to marked this year Children’s Day”.
The association used the opportunity to present copies of their letters to the council chairman.