It is exactly 80 days today, since the abduction of Chiboks school girls, Nigeria’s Coordinating Minister for the Economy Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala spoke to CNN‘s Christiane Amanpour on the Federal Government’s Safe Schools Initiative , as well as the missing Chibok girls abducted by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
The Minister was very passionate about the topic as she spoke about government action. She felt aggrieved worrisome about what is going in the country especially in the northern part of Nigeria.
When asked if there was one criticism from the press and masses about the school girls that was right, Okonjo-Iweala who was named as the most powerful woman in Nigeria by Forbes, admits the government didn’t communicate well enough though she emphasized the volatility of Boko Haram prevents detailed information from being released.
“This is a very delicate situation one at which at this point in time needs a positive turn around considering what the girls might or will be going through over two months since tier abduction.
However, the Minister believes the focus should shift from what the government did wrong to the present action to protect school children via the Safe Schools Initiative and how to #BringBackOurGirls.