President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that the Federal Government will ensure that the rescued Chibok girl, Amina Ali, returns to school.
The President also promised that the Federal Government will ensure that Amina receives the best medical, emotional and other necessary care for her to fully recover and be integrated into the society.
President Buhari made the promise while receiving Amina in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, “Like others all over the world, I’m delighted that Amina Ali, one of the missing Chibok girls has regained her freedom. But my feelings are tinged with deep sadness and horrors the girl has had to go through at such an early stage in her life. Although we cannot do anything to reverse the horrors of her past, the federal government can and will do everything possible to ensure that the rest of her life takes a completely different course.
He continued, “Amina will get the best care that the Nigerian government can afford. We will ensure that she gets the best medical, emotional and whatever care that she requires to get full recovery and be integrated into the society.
The president stated that the Federal Government would secure the services of the Murtala Mohammed Foundation, which has already been providing support for the families of the missing Chibok girls and which runs a trauma and counseling facility in Kano to be part of the monitoring of Amina.
In his words, “Yesterday, medical personnel from government and other NGOs examine her for about five hours; trauma experts from UNICEF also met her. The FG will get the Murtala Mohammed Foundation, which has already been providing support for the families of the missing Chibok girls and which runs a trauma and counseling facility in Kano to also be involved in the ongoing work with Amina in monitoring her progress and any additional support she requires”.
On his part, the Borno State Governor Kassim Shettima stated that the Buhari led administration persistence and doggedness to restore peace in the Northeast had yielded fruitful results.
He added that a year ago, it was not possible for anybody to go beyond 15 kilometres out of Maiduguri, as according to him the capital city was almost in the hands of the insurgents.
According to her, “We have to put things in proper perspective. One year ago, nobody could venture out of Maiduguri beyond 15 kilometers. Maiduguri was on the verge of falling into the hands of demented monsters called Boko Haram. We were under siege until God, in His infinite mercies, intervened with your emergence as president…The abduction of the Chibok girls was the point the world woke up from her slumber when the conscience of the world got pricked”.