Mrs. Buhari, represented by Hajiya Nana Shettima, the wife of the Borno governor presented the cash to the parents at a ceremony in Maiduguri. She explained that the gesture was aimed at assisting the parents with some financial support towards alleviating their sufferings. She said 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 use to better the lives of women and victims of insurgency in the North East,” she said.
She 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,”
While commending the military for their efforts in fighting the Boko Haram terrorists, Mrs Buhari expressed optimism that the search for the abducted girls would soon yield dividends. Each of the 215 parent received a cash of N139,000 during the event.
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