Abia State Government on Thursday has called on the Federal Government to intensify action for the release of Leah Sharibu, who was abducted by the Boko-Haram sect on February 19, 2018.
Concise News recalls that Leah Sharibu was among the 110 Dapchi schoolgirls kidnapped from Yobe State by the insurgents and the only Christian schoolgirl who was not released by the terrorists after the Federal Government negotiated the release of others.
The State Commissioner of Information, John Okiyi Kalu made the call while addressing delegation from the National Orientation Agency (NOA)-led by the Abia Director, Ngozi Okechukwu.
Kalu also called on the Federal Government to deploy all available security resources to ensure the immediate release of Sharibu and other abducted citizens to give people more reasons to be patriotic.
He described her abduction and continued incarceration as a collective blight on the nation’s conscience.
The Commissioner assured that their government will continue to work with federal agencies in the state to ensure rapid development, peace, and progress in the country.
He, however, congratulated former Minister of information, Lai Muhammed, on his reappointment and successful screening by the Senate called for a more effective social mobilization effort to help citizens buy into government programs with confidence.
Apparently, the Abia State Director of National Orientation Agency(NOA), Ngozi Okechukwu, said, “We will collaborate with the Abia state government to expand the sensitization of women on the five essential family practices that UNICEF is promoting, which includes exclusive breastfeeding, Immunization, war against open defecation, proper childcare and antenatal care.”