Freed stu­dents to re­sume stud­ies, says Nige­rian pres­i­dent

New Straits Times - - World -

NIGE­RIAN Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari on Sun­day promised the govern­ment’s help to 82 Chi­bok school­girls who were re­leased af­ter more than three years held cap­tive by Boko Haram.

“The pres­i­dent was de­lighted to re­ceive them and he promised that all that is needed to be done to rein­te­grate them into so­ci­ety will be done,” said Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina.

“He promised that the pres­i­dency will su­per­vise their re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion. He men­tioned that they will con­tinue with their ed­u­ca­tion.”

Pres­i­den­tial aide Bashir Ah­mad tweeted a pho­to­graph of the girls, most of whom were sit­ting on the floor of his res­i­dence, as Buhari sat in an arm­chair, dressed in tra­di­tional robes.

The meet­ing, which was sched­uled to start at 4pm, be­gan shortly af­ter 7pm and lasted for 45 min­utes.

Adesina said the teenagers had now been “handed over to those who will su­per­vise their re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion”.


Nige­rian Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari (cen­tre) sit­ting among the 82 res­cued Chi­bok girls at the Pres­i­den­tial Villa in Abuja on Sun­day.

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