IBADAN – The wife of the Oyo State governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, is to mobilise women in the state for a rally in support of government’s efforts to secure the release of some abducted girls in Chibok, Borno.
Ajimobi told newsmen on Tuesday in Ibadan that the event, which would include a prayer session, would hold at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan on Thursday.
She said the rally would involve women representatives from all the 33 local government areas of the state, NGOs as well as civil society organisations.
“We, as mothers, need to take urgent action to stop the kidnapping and killing of our innocent children and safeguard the future of this great nation,” Ajimobi said.
She also said that all markets, shops as well as offices would remain closed until 1p.m in honour of the missing children.
Ajimobi said women were also expected to fast to seek divine intervention in the rescue of the children.
“There has been a lot of public outrage and outcry since this incident.
“ Therefore, we in Oyo State are of the opinion that it is highly essential that we also lend our voice to the cry for the unconditional release of these abducted school girls.
“I know somewhere in the hearts of the abductors of these girls lies some compassion and humanity,” she said.
Ajimobi called on the Boko Haram sect to release the children so that they could be reintegrated back into the society. (NAN)