In a bid to lighten their sufferings, the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has on Sunday showed her support with the sum of about N30 million cash to parents of the abducted Government Secondary School (GSS) Chibok students in Borno state.
The wife of the President was well represented by Hajiya Nana Shettima, the wife of the Borno governor, during the presentation of the cash to the parents at a ceremony in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Mrs Buhari stated that the gesture was aimed at fulfilling her promise to assist the parents with some financial support 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,” Buhari said.