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Friday, 21 October 2016

Hadiza Buhari dismisses BBOG's allegations: 'No law prevents our organisation from assisting Chibok girls'

The Africa Support and Empowerment Initiative (AFRISEI) has debunked allegations of franchise infringement by the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) advocacy group.
The BBOG group via statement jointly signed by Aisha Yesufu and Oby Ezekwesili had dissociated itself from the fund-raising event organised by Hadiza Buhari-Bello, daughter of Nigeria’s president and founder of (AFRISEI) 

The event tagged "Official Inauguration and Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Chibok Girls Endowment Project" held at the Peace Corps of Nigeria Headquarters, seeks to assist the recently released Chibok schoolgirls. While demanding an immediate retraction and unreserved apology from the organisers of the event, the BBOG also urged the general public to disregard attempts at linking the group to the event.
However, in a statement co-signed by Mrs Hadiza Buhari-Bello and Secretary of the NGO, Mr Onwuka Don Uche, they said that contrary to the allegations made by Yesufu and Ezekwesili, AFRISEI did not need to lean on the BBOG to be of service to the Chibok girls.
They maintained that they had no reason “to steal anything from BBOG or use its name to achieve any advantage,"
“The Africa Support and Empowerment Initiative has its own defined objectives and that it didn’t need to steal anybody’s ideas to operate in line with its own objectives’’.
While praising the activities of the BBOG to raise and sustain awareness about the plight of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, the President’s daughter said that their organisation had broader objectives beyond the Chibok girls.
They said though the Chibok girls were within the priority of their organisation, their commitments to humanitarian causes did not end with Chibok schoolgirls.
“Given the size of the problem at hand, the more organisations we have assisting Chibok and other devastated communities, the better for the country,’’ they said.
According to them, as a charitable organisation, AFRISEI is committed to empowering the youth and the less privileged in the area of job creation and skill acquisition.
“It is also committed to supporting the education of the less privileged students, giving material support to the downtrodden; the internally displaced persons.
“AFRISEI is committed to educating the masses to discourage unhealthy practices such as child trafficking, child abuse, child labour and gender discrimination’’.
The AFRISEI president and secretary said there was no law that prevented their organisation from assisting the Chibok schoolgirls, adding that as a charity organisation, they offered help to people in distress, including the Chibok girls and the Boko Haram victims.
They noted that AFRISEI was duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission and issued certificate of incorporation on July 14, and hence would never engage in illegal activities by stealing someone else’s franchise.
Source: Daily Trust

52 comments:

obiora said...

Whatever!

livingstone chibuike said...

Alright noted..

Bonita Bislam said...

Instead of the groups to focus on the betterment of the girls, they are here fighting over jurisdiction and power.
It doesn't matter if the #BBOG were the ones who started this whole chibok campaign. What we are after is a better life for the girls which in my opinion doesn't matter where help is coming from.

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Na them sabi...

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AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Good to know , rumour mongers can now rest!



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Uju Phil said...

OK oh... Kwantinue!

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freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Assist or defraud them huh? Which law is she talking about huh? The law ur father destroyed or the law about to come huh?SHE IS NOW A DICTATOR LIKE HER FATHER. my dear before u do any thing u much get carry go ahead order by the leaders incase ur fullani is not working.
TERRORIST BUHARI HAS CAUSE AN EVERLASTING DAMAGES IN NIGERIA THAN ABACHA.
Well chibok is a scam no need of talking about them.
















#sad indeed

Juliet Iwuno said...

Fyn woman. Linda take note!

daniel ubong said...

OK she is the one talking now right!thank God for ur life.

Goldmine said...

I knew Oby Ezekwesili had a hidden agenda for all these shenanigans she has been involved in lately. Who gave her a franchise over Chibok? Is she from Chibok or the Queen of Chibok? Instead of seeking how to better the lives of the girls, she was busy fighting the Presidency. Now, someone else is doing the right thing, she is feeling threatened. The girls need HELP, not a FIGHT.

Anonymous said...

Setting up NGOS like presidential libraries, is the new way of using public office to extort money. That this nonsense is going on all around Buhari shows how insincere he is about fighting corruption.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Dats all I see yo


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Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Alright

Eleojo Blessing said...

Ok o

unekwuvictoria onoja said...

Must you help chibok girls ? There are so many things available for you to do right now ,cos even ordinary Nigerian need help now I mean financial help n it will go a long way in helping this country n the people of this country will always be grateful ,after all the federal gov has taken up the responsibility of training dem ,so leave oby n BBog girls group.lf you don't no how to name the group I have a name already(Hadiza and Vicky's foundation,aka helping ordinary Nigerians )n you will never regret doing it

Anonymous said...

Another office created by the Buharis since first lady office is not happening. These Buhari's daughters should go and look for work and stop parading themselves seeking attention. Familiocracy indeed. They must head one NGO. We are waiting for the 3rd daughter and her own project. It happens when you have a lot of "kitchen and the other room" daughters doing nothing.

FRESH said...

Linda ikeji, please do something about this character that displays itself as freeborn. What's with the insults,hate preaching,name calling & a complete lack of class?Agreed freedom of expression is sacrosanct, but what would you call comments often posted by that character? I thought we were on this fora to see what's trending & comment sensibly on it?

KC said...

preach to your father first about gender equality b4 helping Chibok. So you don't belong to the kitchen but your mom does, what an amazing father you have.

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Anonymous said...

FG are already assisting d Chibok girls, jt look for another people 2assists abeg!

OSINANL said...

*sigh*

Anonymous said...

This makes no sense. BBOG is the reason the world paid attention. They sit out everyday in Abuja in the rain and sun for almost 2years while you enjoyed A.C. Now some of the girls are found and you want to work on them to take credit? Fraud. You are suddenly an overnight activist abi? Go sit your fine ass down. If you want to do anything for chibok girls, go through the Federal Ministry or work with BBOG who worked to make this happen. Raise money and give to BBOG. They have proven their credibility and proven nay-sayers wrong. Stop trying to shine where you did not work.- Newyorker

Starr Chy said...

But why wouldn't this president's family respect themselves! Is it by force to be in the news! Just look at the enormous hardship their clueless father has but Nigeria into! Instead of him to seek the best hands to help Nigeria out of the deep sea we are in, he is be playing ethnocentric politics!

Anonymous said...

Where was their charitable organization when #BBOG was busy fighting for the release of the girl. Hmmmmm

Anonymous said...

Freeborn am on ur side, dy should go to farm n help the Chibok girls. Bad government.

Anonymous said...

Like father, Like Daughter ,FORCE INCLUSION.That's that Fulani Blood It's Hereditary .

Anonymous said...

This is totally aggression by avoidance behavior. You used bbog name. It was on your banner. Just accept and say you did not know it would cause any offence. Stop forming I too know.

Anonymous said...

My blessed and humble sister, dont mind that silly Oby Ezekwesili. Anybody can help the chibok girls directly without passing through the BBOG committee. I even heard that Glo and MTN wants to assist them and the IDP camp. So is Oby Ezekwesili saying that Glo and MTN must pass through her before they can assist the girls? Abeg they should go and sit down. What about the soldiers that died in the processes to trying to rescue the chibok girls? What about the military men and federal government officials that were involved in the risky negotiations to release the girls from boko haram? Did they lay claims to the girls for helping them? So why should only BBOG be laying claims on the girls as if they are the only ones that worked towards their release? If BBOG has money in their treasury, they can as well help the girls just like other NGOs are doing. Nobody is stopping them. Nonsense!

Anonymous said...

My blessed and humble sister, dont mind that silly Oby Ezekwesili. Anybody can help the chibok girls directly without passing through the BBOG committee. I even heard that Glo and MTN wants to assist them and the IDP camp. So is Oby Ezekwesili saying that Glo and MTN must pass through her before they can assist the girls? Abeg they should go and sit down. What about the soldiers that died in the processes to trying to rescue the chibok girls? What about the military men and federal government officials that were involved in the risky negotiations to release the girls from boko haram? Did they lay claims to the girls for helping them? So why should only BBOG be laying claims on the girls as if they are the only ones that worked towards their release? If BBOG has money in their treasury, they can as well help the girls just like other NGOs are doing. Nobody is stopping them. Nonsense!

Sam said...

Anybody can help anybody. Any organistion can assist anybody directly. The chibok girls are not a piece of wood or commodity in the market that BBOG should just come and be claiming ownership of them. Fine, you helped to campaign for their release. Even Michelle Obama helped to campaign for their release too including Nigerians. UN also assisted greatly. The fact that Oby Ezekwesili was always in the TV making noise does not mean that others that were not in the media did not also campaign for the girls. What about Nigerians and the whole world at large that campaigned through social media? Did they lay claim on the welfare of the girls? Oby please allow people that are willing to help. Stop all these your over-zealous behaviour as if it is only your group that cares for the girls. Stmcheew

Sam said...

Anybody can help anybody. Any organistion can assist anybody directly. The chibok girls are not a piece of wood or commodity in the market that BBOG should just come and be claiming ownership of them. Fine, you helped to campaign for their release. Even Michelle Obama helped to campaign for their release too including Nigerians. UN also assisted greatly. The fact that Oby Ezekwesili was always in the TV making noise does not mean that others that were not in the media did not also campaign for the girls. What about Nigerians and the whole world at large that campaigned through social media? Did they lay claim on the welfare of the girls? Oby please allow people that are willing to help. Stop all these your over-zealous behaviour as if it is only your group that cares about the girls. Stmcheew

Julius Idowu said...

Why wanting to take another fellows credit?

Akinolu said...

It is only noise making that BBOG does. They should bring out money to help the girls. It is not by making unecessary noise. If you really want to help, carry guns and go to Sambisa forest to look for for the girls or bring out money to take care of the welfare of those already released. Action speaks louder than words and noise making!!!

Sandra said...

Fine woman

Ilaro said...

Pretty woman. Your papa born you well jare. Thank you for this master piece your wrote to clear the air. You couldnt have said it better. Thumbs up!

Pascal said...

But i didnt see anywhere that Buhari's daughter's Charity organisation associated itself with BBOG or where they mentioned BBOG in their press statement of intention to help the chibok girl. So why the fuss?

Ibudeh Steve said...

Is BBOG now a Monopoly Group? Somebody is volunteering support for the wellbeing of the Girls and Oby and co are there feeling their Emergence is an intrusion. Nigerians, Nigerians, Nigerians when are we going to embrace selfless service and altruism

Anonymous said...

Any organisation that wants to help the chibok girls or those in IDP camp can go through the federal government just like UN does. I dont know about going through BBOG

Okoh Angella said...

Good Job Hadiza.
You are a prospective visionary Leader. Keep up the Good Work

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Omobolanle Oluwatobi said...

@Julius Idowu You sure have a dumb brain. Cant you read? So, if somebody wants to help your father, the person must go through your father's palmwine group in the village just because your father belongs to a palmwine club? Nigerians can like to claim rights when it comes to money. BBOG only campaigned for the girls but they have never brought out one naira to assist the girls. Abeg make i hear word joor. Stmcheew

Mildred said...

@Anonymous 7:59PM at least Buhari's daughters are working unlike Jonathan's children that were doing expensive wedding and travelling abroad for expensive honeymoon all over the place

Anonymous said...

Helping ordinary Nigerians is also part of the policy of the NGO. Read the post properly and stop commenting senselessly

Emy said...

chai,dem don dey use this 'chibok girls' do MMM. Its all about the cash. hustle continues!

Anonymous said...

Assisting other people apart from chibok girls is also part of the agenda of the charity organisation. If you had read the post properly, you would not have passed this ignoiant comment

Anonymous said...

You should have said it is the money that is your problem. Please nobody should give money to BBOG. They want to look for way to loot and steal money that's why they want all NGOs to pass through them. Thieves!

Anonymous said...

Point of correction: Jonathan and the looting of the past administration put you in this hardship

Anonymous said...

Their charity organisation is to give out money and help in their welfare. They dont need to fight. The military were the ones that fought for the release of the girls. Some soldiers even died in the process. BBOG did not fight. They were just noise makers. The people that really fought were the military.

Anonymous said...

@Ibudeh Steve i tire oh. Help me ask them

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