The Wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday in Abuja presented N55 million cheque to parents of the missing Chibok schoolgirls and murdered Buni Yadi boys in Yobe State.While the Chibok girls were abducted from their school in Chibok, Borno State, the boys were murdered in their school in Buni Yadi, Yobe State.
Both atrocities were carried out by Boko Haram members.
Buhari presented a cheque of N30 million to parents of the Chibok girls and N25 million cheque to parents of the Buni Yadi boys.
She said the presentation of the cheque was part of her promise that proceeds from the book she launched on: “Essentials of Beauty Therapy” would be used to empower parents of the chibok girls and the Buni Yadi boys.
She said: “The day I launched my book, I promised that the proceed will be used to empower the parents of missing Chibok girls and the Buni Yadi boys.
“And I am here today to present a cheque of N30 million to empower the parents of the girls and also a cheque of N25 million to empower the parents of the murdered Buni Yadi boys.”
The president’s wife said the rest of the proceed would be used to take care of Internally Displaced malnourished children.
The Wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, commended Hajia Buhari for the gesture.
Osinbajo said: “This shows the quality of a good leader.”
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On her part, Dr. Asabe Bashir, the member of the House of Representatives for Gwoza and Damboa Constituency, commended the Federal Government for putting more efforts toward finding the missing girls.
Bashar said: “Government attached great importance to the issue of Chibok girls and security of the country and that is why people could move around freely in the country today.”
She said the missing Chibok girls case was a global issue as the whole world was involved to ensured that they were found and reunited with their parents.
The Chairman of Abducted Chibok Girls Parents, Yakubu Nkeki, said 19 of the more than 200 parents of the missing Chibok girls had died.
Nkeki urged the government to put in extra effort to get back the girls soon in good health, adding: “We, the parents of the girls are not happy about the situation as over two years now we didn’t hear anything about their whereabouts.”
He, however, commended the government for all efforts toward finding the girls and bringing peace to the North East as many in the region had returned home, adding: “We still believe that the girls are alive.
“Now, we can sleep in our houses peacefully without any attack by the insurgents in the Chibok area.
“This is a clear indication that insurgency will soon come to an end.”
Osinbajo received the cheque on behalf of the parent of the Chibok girls, while the Minister for State for Foreign Affairs, Khadijat Bukar, received the cheque on behalf of the parents of the Buni Yadi boys.