Mrs Buhari Tasks 82 Chibok Girls on Skills Acquisition

By Dipo Olowookere

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, some hours ago, held a meeting with the recently released 82 Chibok girls at their location in Abuja, where she charged the girls to ensure they let go of their ordeal in the hands of their abductors, Boko Haram.

She also urged them to be strong and focus now on how to complete their education, adding that strong prayers of the nation had kept them, expressing optimism that the remaining 113 girls still in captivity would soon be released.

Mrs Buhari advised the girls to learn a trade in addition to their formal education, stressing that “no knowledge is lost.”

Speaking further, Mrs Buhari enlightened them on all the efforts that had been put into negotiating their release as well as the meetings that she personally held with their parents as well as the financial consideration raised for them and given to their parents to ease the pain, from her book launch.

The President’s wife praised all the agencies and individuals involved in their release.

Mrs Buhari was accompanied to the meeting by wife of the Acting President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo; as well as wives of the Governor of Zamfara State, Mrs Asmau Yari; Kogi State, Mrs Rashidat Bello; Bauchi State, Mrs Hadiza Abubakar; Nassarawa State, Mrs Mairo Al Makura; and Sokoto State, Mrs Mairo Tanbuwal.

Also at the event, Mrs Anne Okarafor, who is reportedly taking care of the girls, informed Mrs Buhari that medical intervention for the girls had begun as well as the physiotherapy, psychological analysis and surgical intervention.

Earlier, the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, told the girls that they would soon be reunited with their parents.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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