Buhari Approves N164.7m For School Fees Of Freed Chibok Girls
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has approved N164,763,759 for tuition fees of 106 Chibok school girls who have regained freedom from the Boko Haram terrorists.
The girls are currently studying at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
According to a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the amount released is for the second semester school fees of the 106 freed girls.
“According to the progress report received by the President, the decision to pursue avenues in addition to military action to free the abducted girls is in the resolve to protect the lives of all Nigerians, to end the insurgency in the North East of the country, and to fulfil one of the campaign promises of the President.” Garba said.
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“In line with this, the Federal Government entered into negotiations with the Boko Haram terrorist group for the release of the Chibok girls who were kidnapped from their school dormitory on the night of April 14, 2014. So far, two batches of 21 and 82 girls have been freed as a result of those negotiations.
“Three additional girls were rescued by the gallant efforts of our armed forces, bringing the total number of freed Chibok girls so far to 106,” the statement read in part.
While commending the progress made so far in rehabilitating the freed girls, Buhari reiterated his commitment to rescuing the remaining Chibok girls.
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