REHAB FOR CHIBOK GIRLS
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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.