Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji turned 35 today May 3. The Etisalat brand ambassador was born on May 3, 1979. Instead of celebrating herself, Genny as she is fondly called by close pals, is still grieving over the missing schoolgirls in Borno state. In her birthday message, the Imo born actress begs the government to do everything possible to rescue the girls, as their abduction goes against everything Africans have fought for.
Read her message below:
“I’ve always been of the belief that less words and more action speaks greater volumes. But in this case of no foreseen action, I believe some talking is in order. The abduction of these young girls goes against everything that we as Africans fought for, for so many years. What we as Nigerians have been faced with and have been fighting over these past years. “Not to mention what we women and mothers still fight against till this very day. Kidnapping, abduction, slavery, child bride and the complete disrespect and disregard for human life and rights is ..in my opinion, every wrong that seems to be getting away here. Reports say that our babies are being shipped off to neighboring countries, distributed and married off. “How could this be when we have appointed men to protect us? Why are we called giants if we can’t trample over ants? Enough of these setbacks!! There are way too many distractions for this Nation to achieve its true potential. It is time to respond and to act!! I know it’s not easy being a leader of a country but like some people love to point out to me.. just when they are about to sympathize with the challenges that comes with being in my position and then remember the perks, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU SIGNED UP FOR. Pls we implore, we plead and we beg,.. Save our girls! Help bring the girls back home by doing as little as signing this petition,” she wrote.