She was speaking during an event to mark the 2018 International Women’s Day, on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the National Center for Women Development, Abuja.
Mrs. Buhari observed that for Nigeria, the day must be marked with a difference considering the sad incident of the abduction of girls, especially the case of Chibok and Dapchi, which must take the national spotlight.
“As a mother, I share the sorrow and agony of the parents at this time, it is my sincere hope that efforts by the government will soon lead to their release,” she said.
She introduced a local theme tagged, “Leave our daughters alone” which she said, is a strong call for the end of abductions, charging the media to own the campaign and spread a message.
She also charged wives of the Governors to propagate the campaign in their various states, stating that the message must echo through all corners of Nigeria and be on everyone’s lips.
“Leave our daughters alone, leave our daughters alone, leave our daughters alone,” she said.
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