FG promises Chibok girls scholarship, jobs
The Federal Government has promised to take care of the education of the 21 freed Chibok schoolgirls and provide jobs for them.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the promise yesterday when he visited the girls at the DSS medical centre situated along the Airport Road, Abuja.
The spokesman of the vice president, Laolu Akande, quoted his boss as assuring the freed girls: “We are going to see to it that everything that you require going forward, perhaps, your education; those who need to go back to school, those who need to find employment, we are going to make sure that we make all the provisions for you.
“I’m sure you know the whole country has been waiting for you to come back all these many months, the whole country has been waiting that one day, we’ll see you again and we’re very happy to see you back. We’re going to bring your parents; your parents will be coming here to join you.
On whether the Red Cross was involved in the rescue of the 21 girls, Osinbajo explained that the body was not involved in the negotiation process but was involved in “taking the girls back”.
Osinbajo said: The Swiss government worked with us in the process of negotiation, but the Red Cross was not involved in the negotiation.
But in taking the girls back, of course, we worked with the Red Cross because we were unable to take our own medical team. The Red Cross was not involved at all in the process of negotiation. It was the Swiss government, our own officials: the DSS, intelligence and the military that were involved.”