Five women will be embarking on a potentially risky adventure to Kilimanjaro mountain to raise awareness to the plight of the thousands of internally displaced women and children living in various IDPs camps in Nigeria.
Five middle-aged Nigerian women would be joining a 49-year-old mother of five, Mrs. Remi Abere, the project ambassador, Climb With Remi, on a potentially risky adventure to Kilimanjaro mountain, the tallest mountain in Africa, to raise awareness to the plight of the thousands of internally displaced women and children living in various internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Nigeria.
They are Mrs. Olufunso Amosun (First Lady of Ogun State); Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa (three -term member of the Nigerian House of Reps -2003-2015); Mrs. Joke Olanipekun (Entrepreneur); Mrs. Uzo Nwani (IBM Executive) and Mrs. Debo Laditan (Legal Practitioner).
They will be joining Mrs. Abere who had reached the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro earlier in June because they share her passion for this great cause. They will be climbing for seven days and six nights, from November 28th to December 5th, 2015.
Unveiling the project in Lagos at the weekend, the Project Ambassador, Climb With Remi, Mrs. Abere, said “As Nigerian women and mothers, we believe there is no mountain too big for us to climb if we set our minds to it. FCT, Works, Transport Perm Secs Face Buhari’s Sack
“Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain, and often referred to as Africa’s roof top – to us, the enormous size of this mountain is symbolic of the problem of internally displaced persons in Nigeria, so with each step we take on that mountain until we reach the peak, we are simply saying to Nigerians, that if six middle-aged women can conquer Africa’s tallest mountain, then it’s possible for 160 million Nigerians to pull together to support the upkeep and resettlement of the women and children in these camps.”
While describing the moment that inspired her to volunteer for this charity adventure, Mrs. Amosun, who will be climbing Kilimanjaro on behalf of the wife of the president, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, said: “The horror of the abducted Chibok girls, the realisation that they could have been my girls, the thought of what they must be suffering right now, has inspired me further to assist those in similar predicaments, no matter the inconvenience.