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Fed Govt Budgets N360m For Rescued Chibok Girls in Atiku University


The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs has budgeted N360 million for the “specialised education programme” of the 106 rescued Chibok girls by the Federal Government, which implies that N3.3 million was budgeted for each of the rescued school girls.

The development was contained in the 2020 budget proposal which was submitted by the President of the country, Muhammadu Buhari, to the National Assembly last week.

Chibok Girls. Photo: Punch
Chibok Girls. Photo: Punch

According to reports, the rescued girls are currently attending the American University of Nigeria, Yola, which was established by Atiku Abubakar.

The 360m budget for the education of the girls constitutes about nine per cent of the ministry headquarters’ N3.9bn budget for the year 2020.

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Madia and Publicity, made it known in a state in 2017 that although the school girls had been officially handed over to their parents, the FG would continue to be responsible for their school fees up to their graduation from the university.

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