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Friday, 14 October 2016
FG offers released Chibok girls scholarships, other huge gifts
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has promised the 21 freed Chibok girls that the Federal Government would take care of their education or jobs.
A statement by his spokesman, Mr. Laolu Akande, quoted Osinbajo as making the promise while visiting the girls at the DSS Medical Centre, Abuja, where they were receiving medical attention on Thursday.
He also told them that the government had made provision for their accommodation, saying their parents were allowed to visit them.
He said, “You can’t immediately be taken out of here because we need to be sure that you are in very good health.
“I am sure you are going to be very well taken care of. We have provided very good accommodation for you where you will stay where you will sleep and your parents will come and meet you there also.
“We are also 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.
“The Federal Government is very committed. The President in particular, has asked me to tell you, how excited he is. When you were away, he kept saying that if it were his daughter, he wouldn’t even know what to do.”