The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has presented about N30 million cash support to parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls in Borno State.
The wife of the president, represented by Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima’s wife, Hajiya Nana, presented the cash to the parents at a ceremony in Maiduguri, the state capital on Sunday.
According to Mrs. Buhari, the gesture was aimed at assisting the parents with some financial support towards alleviating their sufferings.
She noted that the presentation was in fulfillment of her promise to assist the less privileged and victims of insurgency in the North East.
“Today’s presentation was in fulfillment of the promise I made earlier in the year during my book launch in Abuja.
“I made a promise that the proceeds will be used to better the lives of women and victims of insurgency in the North East”, she said.
She, therefore, urged the beneficiaries to invest the money in productive ventures, so it can better their living conditions.
“This money is not a sort of compensation, but a kind of support for those in need.
“Our immediate prayer is for God to help trace and rescue the abducted girls so that they can be safely re-united with their families”, Mrs. Buhari said.
The wife of the president also commended the military for their efforts in fighting the Boko Haram insurgency and expressed optimism that the search for the abducted Chibok schoolgirls and others, would soon yield dividends.
It was learnt that each of the 215 parents (representing the number of schoolgirls still in Boko Haram captivity) was given a cash of N139,000 during the event.