osinbajo-and-freed-chibok-girlsVice President Yemi Osinbajo has confirmed that over 100 Chibok school girls, released from captivity by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State are now doing very well in their academic work in a Nigerian university.
Professor Osinbajo made this known today, Wednesday when he received in audience, a delegation of girl child rights advocates from various schools in Abuja, who were led by officials from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Save the Children International and the UNFPA at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to mark the International Day of the Girl Child.
The Vice President said: “we are happy to report that they (the retrieved Chibok school girls) are all doing very well. They are very excited about the new opportunities that they have and they are starting their lives afresh with a great deal of enthusiasm.”
Osinbajo promised that the Muhammadu Buhari government is committed to securing the release of the remaining abducted Chibok girls.
The Vice President made it clear that the Federal Government is working hard to ensure that all the abducted Chibok girls are released and returned home safely to their parents.
“We have had the unfortunate experience of having over 200 Chibok girls that were abducted. Again, as you know, some of them have been rescued; they have returned and are back home. But there are still some who are still out there, who we are still hoping and working every day to bring back home.”
Prof Osinbajo wanted the civilised world to challenge men and women all over the world about the kidnapping of girl child anywhere, adding the government is advocating that this kind of conduct must be met with the greatest possible objection and force.
“It is very important for us that those girls are returned; anyone who has a friend or child or anyone among the girls recognises that girls are more vulnerable than men, especially when they have been abducted by men stronger and older than themselves, and held in captivity for so long.
“We shouldn’t accept it. We should condemn it for the cowardly and wrongful act that it is, and do our best to give succour to the ladies who have suffered this particular injustice.”[myad]