Earlier on Tuesday in Abuja, wife of the Nigerian president, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, presented a N55million cheque to parents of Chibok school girls and Buni Yadi school boys, who were abducted and murdered respectively by the Boko Haram terrorist group.
According to Premium Times, Mrs. Buhari who presented a cheque of N30million to parents of the Chibok girls and N25million cheque to parents of the Buni Yadi boys, said the presentation of the cheque was part of her promise that proceeds from the book she launched on “Essentials of Beauty Therapy” which will be used to empower parents of the Chibok girls and Buni Yadi boys.
“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 Bunu Yadi boys,” she said.
Meanwhile, the wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, commended Mrs. Buhari for the gesture, saying ‘this shows the quality of a good leader’.
Yakubu Nkeki, the Chairman of Abducted Chibok Girls Parents, said 19 of the more than 200 parents of the missing Chibok girls had died.
He urged the government to put extra effort to get back the girls soon in good health, saying, “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 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 that they 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,” he said.
The wife of the vice president received the cheque on behalf of the parent of the Chibok girls, while the Minister for State, Foreign Affairs, Khadijat Bukar, received the cheque on behalf of the parents of the Buni Yadi boys.