African-American Billionaire Offers Scholarship To Chibok Girls
Billionaire, Mr Robert Smith, has volunteered to sponsor the education of 24 girls from Chibok Community, including the 21 recently rescued Chibok schoolgirls.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Nigerian President, Malam Garba Shehu made this known to State House correspondents in Abuja Capital of Nigeria on Tuesday.
He said beneficiaries of the scheme included the first set of escapees from Boko Haram insurgents.
According to him, the girls will be admitted through negotiation at the American University of Nigeria, Yola.
“Smith has offered to pay for the education of the 21 released through negotiations and is offering to take responsibility for all the others who will hopefully be eventually set free.
“The Murtala Mohammed Foundation in the country is equally interested,’’ he added.
However, some of the parents of the 21 Chibok Girls complained that they did not have enough room for interactions with their daughters brought home for Christmas by the Department of State Services (DSS).
“If the situation persists, please let us know so that the higher authorities will make a further intercession,” he said.
He, however, stated that following the receipt of this complaint, a directive had been given from the headquarters for the access by the parents to be eased.