If you watched the popular 24 tv series, then you already know who Jack Bauer is – you know any president or leader will go to sleep once Jack is on top of any situation. If you’ve never heard of him, i advice you should google that name. Well the truth is, the US didn’t exactly send Jack Bauer to Nigeria (Of course he’s just a movie character!). But they have just sent some agents over. Possibly guys as smart as the movie character.
The world economic forum just kicked off in Nigeria amidst worldwide demonstrations over the kidnapped schools girls with the popular hash tag #BringBackOurgirls all over the social media. So far the African business Community has voted $10 million under the safe school initiative to make schools in Nigeria safe especially in the north.
For the past few days, President Goodluck has been criticized and judged as being slow in his response to the recovery of the missing school girls.
Frankly I think it will be an unfair judgement if we think the president has not intensified efforts in the search for the girls. Maybe we aren’t seeing enough evidence – pictures, videos etc – on the media and so it’s okay to trade blames and express frustration all day on social media. Yes, we are all sad, and from the Media Chat we watched fews days ago, the President too appeared worried just as everyone else is.
Nations and individuals all over the world have shown overwhelming support in the cause to recover the missing girls. CNN has literally been on top of the matter for a few days now. Influential people all over the world from Michelle Obama to Drake to Omotola and countless others have publicly declared support for the cause. Another surprising twist is the recent announcement by an ex-militant, Asari Dokubo, claiming that the Chibok kidnap is a well planned scam and the girls do not really exist. We do not even know what to believe anymore.
However, I felt some bliss when the US announced they will intervene to help train security agents and assist in the search for the girls. We hear
Jack Bauer the Marines have already arrived Abuja. Even though some people for some reasons frowned at that, I think there’s nothing wrong in a Nation offering to genuinely help another nation.I think it shows deep concern and love for safety of it’s citizens. It’s really commendable that world powers like America and France have shown deep concern and commitment in assisting Nigeria.
Same goes for our businesses, our careers, and our relationships with other people. Genuine care and concern towards us during difficult times are always priceless.
Nigeria as a nation needs all the help it can right now and even more.No genuine concern for others going through tough times is ever enough. The goal here is to recover those girls no matter what it takes.
We can only hope that the efforts of the security agencies and
Jack Bauer the US Marines will eventually lead to the rescue of the Chibok girls, gradually erase #BringBackOurGirls from our memories and the energy channelled to series of blames and criticisms will be diverted towards profering scalable solutions to moving the nation forward.
What are your sincere thoughts about #BringBackOurGirls?