‘I am speechless’, Aisha Yesufu reacts to her sculpture made by UNIBEN graduate

Sculptor of human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu. Photo credit: Emmanuel Omoregie on Twitter.

 

By Chioma Obinagwam

Nigerian activist and businesswoman, Aisha Yesufu has reacted to a sculpture of her constructed by a graduate of the University of Benin, Emmanuel Omoregie.

Reacting elatedly she said, “I am speechless!
I really don’t know what to say.
I do not take any of this for granted.
Thank you.”

Meanwhile, the sculptor announcing his works said,
“I thank the Lord, for this.
I am Omoregie Emmanuel, as part of the requirements for the award of B.A Fine and Applied Arts, I made a stylized Figure of Aisha Yesufu, to appreciate her roles towards contemporary activism in Nigeria.”

Sculptor of human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu. Photo credit: Emmanuel Omoregie on Twitter.

Aisha Yesufu is the co-founder of the #BringBackOurGirls movement- a clarion call for the release of the over 200 girls abducted from a secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria on 14 April 2014, by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

Sculptor of human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu. Photo credit: Emmanuel Omoregie on Twitter.

She was also in the forefront of the ENDSARS movement which moved against Police brutality in Nigeria.

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