Minister of Affairs,Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq,has
reassured of government’s determination to rescue Chibok girls from their abductors, insisting that contrary to beliefs in some quarters that no action was being taken by the federal administration,it was determined to get
the girls out of captivity.
Farouq said the federal government was working tirelessly to secure the release of the remaining Chibok girls who were abducted seven years ago.
A statement to this effect, Wednesday,by the minister’s Special Assistant on Media, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, said:” The minister made the remark while remembering the sad event of the of hundreds of girls abducted from Chibok Local Government Area in Borno State.”
“Umar Farouq stated that she is deeply grieved by the occurrence and prayed that the remaining victims will be reunited with their families soon,” the statement said.
As the Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Minister, it grieves me to have to mark this 7th anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok girls.
“Our government came into power with a public mandate to control the insurgency in the north east that led to the Chibok girls’ abduction and to fight the corruption that hampered the rescue effort.
“We have achieved a lot, but significant work remains for all levels of government.Half of the Chibok girls have been rescued and reunited with their families and have resumed their
education.We will continue working to bring back those left behind”
All our children deserve an education. Our country needs them to be educated for our development.No one should have to choose between school and safety. We will employ all our efforts to give every Nigerian child the opportunity to rise out of poverty and attain their ambitions through education.
Recall that on April 14, 2014, 276 girlswere
abducted at night from Chibok Secondary
School by terrorists.