Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji tells CNN ‘We won’t stop till missing schoolgirls are found”. Below are some of what she said:
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
“Everyone is involved. We are all mothers ,we are all humans and these are young girls that have been taken to captivity.We just felt that some of us who have a bigger face in terms of being celebrities and having a fan base,we thought it was our responsibility to help shed light and bring to the forefront this inhumane act
On the government’s response being slow….
“For me I think it will be unfair to say they were slow to react because nobody knew whether they reacted or not. The thing is we we weren’t told, we didn’t know if they were aware of the situation or not. The major problem we had was the lack of communication. We just wanted them to react to us. Now we can see things being put in place, now we can see effort being made and that will be credited to the noise that’s been made, the campaigning that’s been made around the world. We are grateful for all the attention and what it has done is created hope in a situation that seemed hopeless in the beginning.”
On foreign support
“This has been going on way too long and there’s no shame asking for help and in taking it. The truth is, terrorism is not only our problem. It is not a continent problem, it is a global issue and we all have to come together to help it because at the end of the day this is a breach of human rights is something that should concern each and everyone of us.So it is welcome “
How has the crises affected Nigeria
I think the situation is becoming a bit to close to home and it has nothing to do with gender or religion.This is a human rights problem.We are all human and what is going on is very inhuman if you ask me.And it has given us confidence to know that our voices are heard allover the world and we won’t stop till we bring back the girls.