Speech Delivered By Otunba Dr Basirat Nahibi – Niasse, Founder /President Of Women Advancement For Economic And Leadership Empowerment In Africa (WAELE/ARCELFA) On The Occasion Of Presentation Of Relief Materials To Chad Refugees Thru The Borno State Government On Wednesday 13th Of February, 2008.
Our Organization Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Empowerment in Africa (WAELE/ARCELFA) is structured to meet the yearnings of Africa women across the continent who believes that women should participate fully in the economic, decision making and governance of our great continent. WAELE/ARCELFA is currently in 46 African Countries including Chad. We are here today to commiserate with the people of republic of Chad over the ugly incident that led to the death and displacement of innocent citizens.
The delegation here include:-
1) Otunba Dr Basirat Nahibi – Niasse Founder/President
2) Barr Ebere Ifendu Secretary General
3) Ms Jane Nwapuzuba Assistant National Protocol Officer
4) Hajiya Yagana Alkali Borno State Coordinator & Members from
Borno State Chapter of WAELE/ARCELFA
The circumstances that led to the death and destruction of properties in Chad are avoidable. We are not here to apportion blame but to condole and sympathize with our brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters over this ugly incident.
In a crisis like this we all know that the most hit are the women and children. That is the reason we are here to give a helping hand to our fellow African women. It is our tradition to show concern in situations like this, to commiserate and sympathize with displaced people and those who are bereaved. In other to render material assistance that we believe cannot replace the loss of their loved ones, but will reduce the suffering of the affected people.
Members of Women Advancement for Economic and Leadership Empowerment in Africa will always rise up to the needs of women all over Africa. We shall continue to identify ourselves with African women, especially in the advancement of their personal welfare and economic empowerment.
We plead with the Government and Rebels of Republic of Chad to stop the war and promote the virtues of living together in peace and harmony. We also most humbly present our token contribution to the people who were affected by the war.
These include the under listed items:-
100 Bags of rice, 100 Bags of maize, 100 Bags of grain, 500 Cartoons of Indomie, 100 Bags of salt, 100 Bags of Omo Soap, 5000 Plastics cup, 5000 Slippers , 5000 Buckets, 2000 Mats, 2000 Blankets & 100 Bags of milk,
Thank you and God bless.