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Nigeria school girls abducted: NZ rallies, letter to PM

changealifenigeria.org

Wednesday, 7th May, 2014

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BRING BACK OUR GIRLS RALLY – WELLINGTON and CHRISTCHURCH

On Wednesday, 14th May 2014, supporters of the young innocent school girls abducted in north eastern Nigeria will be holding rallies in Wellington and Christchurch to ask the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable John Key to add his voice to the call for the safe return of these girls to their parents. The details for the rallies are:

Wellington Christchurch

Walk from Civic Square to Parliament Cathedral Square

12 noon 4pm

On behalf of these girls, their desperate parents and the extended Nigerian community in New Zealand, we are asking the government of New Zealand, as a respected broker in the international committee of nations, to use every ounce of leverage it has to assist in bringing these innocent girls home.

Change-A-Life volunteers in Wellington and Christchurch are organising this rally in solidarity with the abducted girls and their families in Nigeria. Our primary aim is to raise awareness about the plight of the abducted innocent girls and potentially get the Nigerian government to secure the release of these girls within the shortest time possible.

The founder of Change-A-Life Nigeria, Ms. Funmi Iyanda is a Young Global Leader (YGL) who was to participate and also moderate a session at the ongoing World Economic Forum in Abuja, Nigeria. In withdrawing from her participation at the last minute as part of her stance to call for the safe return of these innocent girls, Ms. Iyanda said, “I have always chosen to stand on the right side of history and on this issue, as a Nigerian, my immediate concern is rallying support and generating interest to pressure the government into rescuing those girls, reassuring Nigerians, supporting the families and fighting Boko Haram.”

Letter to John Key's office

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