•Shettima pays ‘thank you’ visit to Villa
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has assured the Government of Borno State and Chibok community that the Federal Government was concluding a reviewed welfare packages for the victims of Boko Haram insurgents.
He gave the assurance when Governor Kashim Shettima paid a “Thank You” visit to the Presidential Villa, for the safe return of the 82 Chibok Schoolgirls.
He described as grossly inadequate for a traumatized people the current allocation for humanitarian services in the region.
“We have to take a second look at the budget. What we are providing now is not even 10 percent of the cost. We will take out some areas to address in the shortest possible time. It is important that people don’t die while we are planning,” he said.
Shittima expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for the safe return of the 82 girls.
“We are here principally to thank Mr. President, you and all senior adies to Mr. President, DSS DG, the Army for bringing back our girls.
“There is no way international actors will continue to facilitate the negotiations if not for the integrity of the president. In no distant time, the insurgency will be a thing of the past”, he said.
Senator Ali Ndume from Borno South said: “The humanitarian crisis is beyond anybody’s imagination. Everday, one chid dies because of hunger. Children are out of school. We have millions of displaced persons. The whole Borno State is not up to the National Assembly budget. The feeding of the children is not something Borno State Government can carry.”
Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Al-hassan said the rescued girls were in stable condition.
“The girls are in good shape. We are getting the place they will stay ready. They are all happy”, she said.