We Will Not Stop Protesting Till The Kidnapped Girls Are Found! Genevieve On CNN
Genevieve Nnaji tonight granted
CNN an interview about the
missing school girls, where she
said 'we won’t stop until the
girls are found'. The interview
was conducted by Max Foster.
Find it below;
Genevieve: Everyone is involved.
We are all mothers, we are all
humans and these are young
girls that have been taken into
captivity and uh.... we just felt
that as.. some of us who have a
bigger face and more
recognizable in terms of being
celebrities and having a large
fan base, we thought it's our
responsibility to help shed light
and bring the fight to the
forefront and stop this inhumane
act. Continue below....
There has been some criticism of
the authorities in Nigeria that
they were slow to react to this.
What's your reading into that?
Genevieve: Um, for me I think it
would be unfair to say our
government was slow to react
because no one knew whether
they reacted or not. The thing is
we weren't told, that's the
problem, we didn't know if they
were aware of the situation or
not. So, the major problem
people are having is that lack of
communication between the
government and the people. We
just wanted them to, at least,
react to us. And make it aware to
our knowledge that they know
what was going on, we knew
there was a problem at hand, its
just that lack of communication..
Has it improved now?
Genevieve: Well, it has improved
a whole lot, Now we can see
things being put in place, now
we can see the efforts being
made and again, that will be
credited to the noise that has
been made, towards the
campaigning that's been made
around the world, you know, the
global community having an
interest in this. So, we are
grateful for all the attention.
What it has done is create hope
in a situation that seemed
hopeless in the beginning.
What do you make of other
countries offering military
support of various forms. Is that
something that you welcome or
would you rather that the
Nigerian authority deal with it
Genevieve: This has been going
on way too long and um....
there's no shame in asking for
help and in taking it. The truth
is, terrorism is not a country's,
it's not our problem, it's not a
continent problem, it's a global
issue and if everyone can come
together and help fight it at
every point, at any part of the
world, as long as we act as one
again. This is a breach of human
rights, it's something that should
concern each and everyone. So,
How has this affected Nigeria as
Genevieve: I think this situation
is becoming a bit too close to
home and this has nothing to do
with gender, religion or
whatever. This is a human right
problem and we are all human
and what is going on is very, you
know, inhumane if you ask me.
And what it has done now is
given us that confidence to know
that our voices are loud enough
to heard all around the world
and we won't stop.
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