The President on Tuesday made a declaration that the location of the kidnap of over 200 school girls over a month ago by Boko Haram, Government Secondary School Chibok will be rebuilt by the Federal Government
This move was commended by the Borno state Government’s announcement that it has set in motion a N150m cause for the rehabilitation of the 53 girls who managed to escape from the insurgent’s camp as well as the parents of the girls still waiting to be rescued.
During the onslaught on the school and its students, members of the sect razed hostels, classrooms and the administrative block in the premises, rendering it uninhabitable.
The president, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, reiterated Nigeria’s determination to ensure the safety and security of schools in Borno and other parts of the country, and also provide counselling services to any affected students to enable them return to school and continue with their academic work.
He said: “Furthermore, the Federal Government of Nigeria will rebuild the Chibok School and fortify security in schools. In collaboration with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Education and former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the private sector, the government will launch the ‘Safe Schools Initiative’, which will address security issues; re-build the destroyed schools; and provide equipment and materials.”