FG To Train Chibok Girls


President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the 21 Chibok School girls who were released from the captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists last Thursday, promising that government will henceforth cater for their upbringing.

Buhari, who was due to jet-off to Germany on the day of the girls’ release, met with them shortly after presiding over the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday.

On his social media handle, Buhari wrote: “Today I received 21 dear daughters. They have seen the worst that the world has to offer. It is now time for them to experience the best.”

“Aside from rescuing them, we are assuming the responsibility for their personal, educational and professional goals and ambitions in life. Obviously, it is not late for the girls to go back to school and continue the pursuit of their studies,” the president said in a speech at the occasion.

“The Government and all Nigerians must encourage them to achieve their desired ambitions.

He reiterated that “These 21 girls will be given adequate and comprehensive medical, nutritional and psychological care and support.

“The Federal Government will rehabilitate them, and ensure that their reintegration back to the Society is done as quickly as possible.”

President Buhari also reserved special thanks for the international community “for their support and prayers, and for never losing confidence in our ability to secure the safe release of our girls.”



    He assured Nigerians that his administration has been working tirelessly, and would continue to make efforts to ensure that the remaining girls were all released.

    He said: “Since this Administration assumed office, we have been working towards the safe release of the girls. The Nigerian DSS, Military and other Security Agencies have spared no effort to secure our girls.

    “These 21 girls are the manifestation of our doggedness and commitments to the release and return of the Chibok girls.

    “We are equally as hopeful as we are praying that the remaining girls will be freed and returned to us without further delay.”

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