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“Won’t stop until the girls are back” – Genevieve Nnaji on CNN with Max Foster.

 

Max Foster: Genevieve Nnaji is an actress, model and singer who has been raising awareness on the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. She told me they won’t stop till the missing girls are found. Take a listen.

 

Genevieve Nnaji: 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.

 

MF: There’s been some criticism of the authorities in Nigeria that they were slow to react to this. What’s your reading into that?

 

GN: 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.

 

MF: Has it improved now?

 

GN: 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.

 

MF: 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 themselves?

 

GN: 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, it’s welcome.

 

MF: How has this affected Nigeria as a nation?

 

GN: 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.

 

Comments
  1. Name says:

    10/05/2014

    all d way girl…u dey best… Such a patrotic citizen

  2. Jemilah says:

    10/05/2014

    Luv that Gene, pls bring bk our girls

  3. Senia says:

    10/05/2014

    Bring back our girls

  4. jesse says:

    10/05/2014

    #bring back our girls

  5. Name says:

    10/05/2014

    We cannot rest indeed while girls are still no where to b found n hope God will lead d way n help us find them

  6. jolly barozi says:

    10/05/2014

    human rights are every one’s rights and its mostly the poor who suffer most,the government ignores because they benefit,poor or not we all share on those rights.

  7. Oladepo says:

    10/05/2014

    Well said Nnaji,one is happy not every Nigerian woman is dumb like the Dame

  8. maame equiya Ebeth says:

    10/05/2014

    praying dey dnt hurt de gals….. God z in control …

  9. mariatu taylor-kamara says:

    11/05/2014

    #BringBackOurGirls
    thanks Gen and God bless…..we are all supporting and praying every single second, min, hr, day and night for those girls. May Gods will be done and I also pray for a the mothers of these young girls for God strength and courage.

  10. Ifeanyi Felix says:

    11/05/2014

    I so much agree with Genevieve, this is inhumane, there’s nothing wrong in asking help from other countries, the most important thing is for them to come to our aid. Terrorism must be stopped in Nigeria!

  11. michael k says:

    15/05/2014

    good work genev.my country girld,ho GOD bring them back alive.its their life we beed in good health,nothing missing.let all pray and govrenment should stop bosting for life sake.

  12. Chi valery says:

    21/06/2014

    please bring back our girls, love u Gene

  13. David anderson says:

    22/06/2014

    Way to go gal,continue ur fight for right.i luv it,i hereby support genny and d government#bringbackourgirls and alive#

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