The Pan-African Writers’ Association has urged African leaders to unite for the release of the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls abducted last month in Borno State by the Boko Haram sect.
Secretary-General of PAWA, Prof. Atukwi Okai, made the call on Friday during a visit to the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, in Benin.
Okai called on other African leaders not to abandon Nigeria in her current predicament.
While sympathising with the country over the poor condition the abducted girls had been subjected to, he said, “This is an African issue which is why we are calling upon all our leaders to simply consider the issue of security not only of our continent but also of our people.”
Stressing that the association was on a mission to invite the governor to PAWA Conference slated for November 7 in Accra, Ghana, Okai commended him for initiating the Azurra Power Project and “comrade cabs” to enhance the living standard of the people.
Oshiomhole, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Pius Odubu, commended members of the association for their impact on the socio-economic development of the African continent through writings and called synergy among African nations in the fight against terrorism.