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Oby Ezekwesili wins gage awards for #BringBackOurGirls campaign

Oby Ezekwesili wins gage awards for #BringBackOurGirls campaign

Former minister of education and convener, Bring Back our Girls, Dr Oby Ezekwesili has bagged an award from Nigeria’s foremost and prestigious digital award – The Gage Awards. She deservingly took home the coveted award for Social Movement Campaign of the Year.

In a highly contested category, the BBOG campaign came tops for its virality, ability to trigger action, engagement, putting the social cause on a global map and sustainability. Years after the campaign drew global attention, the movement is still on, reminding everyone that until the last girl is freed, non is free. The Bring Back Our Girls movement was born out of pain and frustration felt by many on the non-release of the Chibok girls that were captured by Boko Haram in 2015.

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Dr Ezekwesili took up the leadership challenge by being in the fore front of the agitation for the release of the innocent girls. This got the attention of global leaders like the then First Lady of the United States of America, Mrs Michelle Obama, who personally joined conversation by using her voice to call for the release of these young girls.

After recently receiving the Award which was held February 22nd this year, she commended the organizers for rewarding creativity and innovation in the use of digital technology. She advised the organizers of the award to ensure that the pristine nature of the award is preserved.

The Chief Administrator of the Award, Mr Johnson Anorh reiterated that the GAGE Award is for only outstanding individuals and brands that have used technology to make our lives better.

The Gage Awards is Nigeria’s foremost digital award, positioned to celebrate the good of the web by honouring men and women who have chosen to distinguish themselves by using the internet as a tool to advance the cause of humanity and make the world a better place for us all.