106 Chibok girls to enrol at AUN – Minister
The 106 rescued Chibok girls will enrol at the American University of Nigeria in Yola this September, the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Jummai Alhassan, has said.
The minister disclosed this at a send forth party for all the girls on Wednesday night at the A Class event centre Abuja.
The event was attended by the girls’ parents, minister of state for foreign affairs, and several development partners.
Sen Alhassan appealed to the insurgents to release the remaining girls still in captivity, even as she revealed that the government was deep into negotiation for their freedom.
She added that the girls will be leaving Abuja to go and spend a week or two with their parents before going to school.
“Our girls are our ‘Sheroes’, they have gone through a tough time and have recovered, Baba Buhari said that these girls have seen the worst, so now they will see the best”.
The country representative of the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), Diene Keita, said the girls represent the bright future of the country and commended the government for all the efforts to rescue the girls and rehabilitate them.
UNFPA donated dignity kits to all the girls for their hygiene as they start school.
UN women country representative, Comfort Lamptey noted that the girls are a symbol of the strength of the whole country.
UNICEF promised to provide books, bed sheets and other amenities the girls need for school, Afrifone limited provided them with laptops and phones while Airtel Nigeria provided them with sim cards.