One of the Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe has angrily slammed remarks made by the US former Secretary of State and First lady Hilary Clinton on ABC while fielding questions about the 234 girls abducted in Chibok .
In a series of tweets Okupe describes Hilary’s comments as ‘uncharitable & condescending’…
Hillary said that the Nigeria’s government has squandered their oil wealth; allowed corruption to fester, and now are losing control of parts of their (own) territory.
“The seizure of these young women by this radical, extremist group, Boko Haram, is abominable, it’s criminal, it’s an act of terrorism, and it really merits the fullest response possible, first and foremost from the government of Nigeria,”
Clinton told ABC-TV. “The government of Nigeria has been, in my view, somewhat derelict in its responsibility toward protecting boys and girls, men and women in northern Nigeria over the last years.
The Nigerian government must accept help – particularly intelligence, surveillance and recognizance help – their troops have to be the ones that (are) necessary, but they could do a better job if they accept the offers that are being made. Nigeria has made bad choices, not hard choices,”
Clinton said, parroting the name of her forthcoming memoir.They have squandered their oil wealth; they have allowed corruption to fester, and now they are losing control of parts of their (own) territory because they would not make hard choices.
“The Nigerian government has failed to confront the threat, or to address the underlying challenges. Most of all, the government of Nigeria needs to get serious about protecting all of its citizens and ensuring that every child has the right and opportunity to go to school.
Every asset and expertise should be brought to bear. Everyone needs to see this for what it is, it is a gross human rights abuse, but it is also part of a continuing struggle within Nigeria and within North Africa,” she said.
See Doyin’s tweets below: –