Rev Omatsola Williams of The Women’s Wing of the Christian Council of Nigeria (WOWICCN), has described the abduction of the over 200 girls from Chibok town in Borno State, as a big scam.
Williams said this at the 2nd Bi-Ennial National Convention of the WOWICCN tagged: Women- `Goodly Heritage’ on Friday in Abuja.
It may be recalled in April 2014, 276 female students were reportedly kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group from the Government Secondary School in Chibok town.
The matter so far had been politicised, 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.
She said people were now using the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign to promote themselves and their pocket stressing that, “For me, I do not believe that there is anything like Chibok girls.
“We should not use the life of people to play games at all; some people are using this to make money for their pockets. How tick is the Sambisa forest that people cannot penetrate? this is a Food for thought.
“Nigerians should not toil with Nigerians, because before they know it, women will arise and they will see the other side of women.”
On the current economic situation in the country, Williams adviced Nigerians to go back to the drawing board and make use of God given talents, adding that the country had a lot of opportunities.
“It is high time we all returned to the drawing board and make use of ‘our God given talents’; if well harnessed will turn around the fortune of the people for better.
“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 are over; If you recall, how did Japan grow after the Hiroshima war? They had nothing but handwork.
“With determination and self-development, they built up Japan. Is Japan no controlling the world today? Nigeria! We can even do better,’’ she said.
In his remarks, Most Rev Emmanuel Udofia, National President of the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN), challenged leaders and parents in the country to live by example.
Udofia said that 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 was wealth.
He said that wealth would finish but inculcating godliness and contentment into young ones would live from generation to generation.
“There is no amount of wealth you can leave behind for your children that will not finish; 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,’’ he said.