106 Chi­bok girls to en­rol at AUN – Min­is­ter

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ruby Leo

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.

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