Tinubu calls for President Jonathan’s resignation over Chibok school girls’ abduction

The Senator representing Lagos East senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Tuesday advised President Goodluck Jonathan to resign for failing to ensure security of lives and property, in the country, which she said, was the main reason the government exists.

According to the senator, the president had failed in securing an unconditional release of the girls abducted in Chibok Borno State, on April 14.

But the senator’s husband and former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu, who was equally speaking on the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls called for the involvement of more women in the country’s affairs.

Governor Tinubu, who spoke when members of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) paid him a visit ahead of their triennial delegates conference holding in Lagos from May 16 to 18, said several women through their courage and commitment had being able to bring about development.

“We need courageous women in our body politics I hold a lot of gratitude to womanhood. Women are a unique species. We must not leave any girl behind, hence the now global campaign to bring our abducted girls back and avail them good education. I salute Mitchell Obama’s solidarity with the Nigerian women, mothers, girls and people in this ongoing campaign.”

Tinubu praised NAWOJ and urged them to continue to be professional in their work as journalists.

He said NAWOJ had become an important organisation protecting and promoting the interest of female journalists.

“You are key players. See what we did in Lagos to empower and enhance the role of women politically and of course in the judiciary.

NAWOJ used the occasion to announce that at a dinner slated for Thursday, Tinubu would be awarded, the ‘Man of Substance Award’.