The Women’s Wing of the Christian Council
of Nigeria (WOWICCN), Friday, described as a big
scam the issue surrounding the abduction of the
over 200 girls from Chibok in Borno State.
On the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 female
students were reportedly kidnapped by the Boko
Haram terrorist group from the Government
Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno
The matter so far had been politicized, as the group,
currently championing the safe release of the
abducted girls, Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), are
now clashing with pro-federal government
protesters when they held peaceful rally recently to
pressurise the government.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen at the 2nd
Bi-Ennial National Convention of the WOWICCN
tagged; ‘Women; Goodly Heritage’ in Abuja, the
National President of the group, Rev. Mrs. Omatsola
Williams said people are now using it to promote
themselves and pocket.
“For me o’, I don’t believe that there is Chibok girl.
We should not use the life of people to play
‘Jambo’ (game) at all. Some people are using this to
make money. Ah ha! How tick is the Sambisa forest
is it that people cannot penetrate?
“Food for thought; when you come to Niger Delta
Area, there is no secret. Let Nigerians do not toil
with Nigerians, because before they know it,
women will arise and they will see the other side of
women,” he said.
On the current economic situation in Nigeria, Mrs
Williams said that it is high time we all returned to
the drawing board and make use of ‘our God given
talents’, adding that the country had a lot of
opportunities if well harnessed will turn around the
fortune of the people for better.
She said; “Let all of us go back to the drawing
board, and forget about oil. Nigeria is a blessed
country, a fertile land that has a lot of opportunities
to tap. We have forgotten, even the talents giving to
us, we don’t want to use it.
“Now is the time, the era of white-collar jobs is over.
If you recall, how did Japan grow after the
Hiroshima war? They had nothing but hand work.
With determination and self development, they built
up Japan. Is Japan no controlling the world today?
Nigeria! We can even do better.”
In his remarks, the National President of the
Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN), Rev. Emmanuel
Udofia challenged leaders and parents in the
country to live by example.
Represented by Rev J.B. Folorunsho, the Cleric
maintained that both the led and the leaders in the
country had a duty to move the country forward.
Also speaking, the Chairman of CCN in the Federal
capital territory (FCT), Rev. Ini Ikpuho said some
parents got it wrong when they thought the best
thing to leave behind for their children is wealth.
He maintained that wealth would finish but
inculcating godliness and contentment into young
one would live from generation to generation.
According to him, “no amount of wealth you can
leave behind for your children that will not finish.
So, the greater thing to leave behind for your
children is goodly heritage. It is not enough for us
to tell our children about God but they should be
able to see God in us.”