Buhari approves N164.7m for chibok girls’ varsity fees.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of N164,763,759 to cover the school fees of 106 Chibok girls who have regained freedom from the Boko Haram insurgents.
In a statement issued on Sunday, The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Garba Shehu disclosed that the money was to cater for the second semester school fees of the Chibok girls at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola, Adamawa State.
Also contained in the statement is the Federal Government resolve to provide full assistance for the education of freed Chibok girls, as well as the resolve to bring back the remaining girls held captive by the insurgents.
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The statement also applauded the improvement in the rehabilitation of the the 106 released girls who were already back in school.
The statement also revealed that the Federal Government had entered into negotiations with the Boko Haram terrorist group for the release of the Chibok girls who were kidnapped from their school dormitory on the night of April 14, 2014.
“So far, two batches of 21 and 82 girls have been freed as a result of those negotiations. Three additional girls were rescued by the gallant efforts of our armed forces, bringing the total number of freed Chibok girls so far to 106,” the statement read in part,” the statement said.