From Clement Adeyi, Osogbo
An Afenifere chieftain, Ayo Opadokun, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to give up in his ongoing assiduous efforts to rescue the 219 Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents over two years ago.
The former NADECO leader, who made the call in Offa, Kwara State, at the weekend during the dedication of an ultra modern New First Baptist Church Cathedral, noted that though the president had taken a lot of giant strides in rescuing the girls, he could do more.
“We need to do more than we are doing. I have confidence that the government in power would do something much more to rescue the innocent girls. Though the Chibok girls were abducted during the last administration, I am sure Buhari would do the utmost to rescue them. Fifteen of them were shown on the screen recently. This is a proof that all hope is not lost,” Opadokun said. While noting that government could be taking some proactive measures underground, the activist, however, urged it to seek foreign assistance in intelligence gathering to be able to succeed.
Opadokun, while lamenting the high rate of corruption in Nigeria, which he blamed for the current hardship in the country, took a swipe at the judiciary and the church.
He said lawyers and judges as well as church leaders were at the centre of the menace. He also alleged that they connived with private individuals and government officials to perpetrate corruption in the country.