According to a The Nation report, Barr. Aisha Wakil alias Mama Boko Haram is back in the news again after going silent for sometimes.
Wakil has renewed her commitment to fight to end the Boko Haram insurgency with the lunching of her NGO Thursday in Maiduguri.
The NGO - Complete Care and Aid Foundation, according to Wakil is expected to provide a free feeding centre, fight drug abuse and substance addiction, De-radicalization, sex hawking, human trafficking, female genital mutilation and de-worming among the displaced people in Borno State and beyond.
The launch which took place at the Women Development Centre in Maiduguri was chaired by the former chairman Kondoga Local Government and former Senator Borno Central, Kaka Malam Yale, with Dr. Mari Gubio as the guest Speaker of the occasion.
The Guest Speaker, Dr. Mari Gubio described Wakil as a woman who almost lost her life in attempt to achieving peace at the heat of the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno state.
He called on people to give maximum support to Complete Care and Aid Foundation, stressing that, "I am confident that Barr. Aisha Wakil is one personality that can do a lot of things for her NGO. I say this because we have been through this struggle together and I can vouch for her integrity. At a point she has to sale even her assets to provide care for Boko Haram victims in the state.
"I am sure that if she is fully supported by well-meaning individuals within the state and outside, she will make a big impact in solving the problems of Boko Haram in the state," Dr. Mari said.
Dr. Mari also used the occasion to caution the activities of some unscrupulous INGOs and NGOs operating in the state, while calling on the people to be mindful of the assistance they get from some of the humanitarian actors operating in the state.
He regretted that level of destruction that the Boko Haram insurgency has inflicted on the people of Borno State, adding that the people must take responsibility and rise above the challenges of the crisis to reclaim their land.
In his addresss, Gov. Kashim Shettima who was represented by the Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation and Youth Empowerment, Hajiya Ina Galadima said, the birth of the NGO is coming at the right time when Borno is in dire need of partners to curb the problems attendant from Boko Haram insurgency.
Gov. Kashim directed the NGO to immediately draw out MoUs and strategic partnership with relevant ministries in the state with the full support of the Government of Borno State.
Earlier while explaining in detail some of the projects to be executed by the Complete Care and Aid Foundation, the Vice Chairman of the Foundation, Prince Lawal Shoyode said the Foundation will embark into massive farming activities that will create job opportunities for the teaming youth of the state and establish bakeries to will take care of the free feeding program, adding that, their foundation has formed strong synergy with the tricycle riders in the state and the NDLEA to fight drug abuse across the state.
Over 3 million naira was realised at the launching.