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Aisha Buhari Donates N55 Million Proceeds from her Book to Parents of Chibok Girls, Buni Yadi Boys

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Aisha Buhari Presents N55 million to Boko Haram Victims1The Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday in Abuja, presented N55 million cheque to parents of the missing Chibok school girls and murdered Buni Yadi boys by Boko Haram members.

She presented a cheque of N30 million to parents of the chibok girls and N25 million cheque to parents of the Buni Yadi boys.

She said the presentation of the cheque was part of her promise that proceeds from the book she launched on “Essentials of Beauty Therapy” would be used to empower parents of the chibok girls and Buni Yadi boys.

She added that “the day I launched my book, I promised that the proceed will be used to empower the parents of missing chibok girls and the Buni Yadi boys. And I am here today to present a cheque of N30 million to empower the parents of the girls and also a cheque of N25 million to empower the parents
of the murdered Bunu Yadi boys”.

The president’s wife said the rest of the proceed would be used to take care of Internally Displaced malnourished children.

The Wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, commended Aisha Buhari for the gesture, saying “this shows the quality of a good leader”.

On her part, Asabe Bashir, member, House of Representatives for Gwoza and Damboa constituency, commended the Federal Government for putting more efforts toward finding the missing girls.

She said “government attached great importance to the issue of Chibok girls and security of the country and that is why people could move around freely in the country today”.

She said the missing Chibok girls case was a global issue as the whole world was involved to ensured that they were found and reunited with their parents.

The Chairman of Abducted Chibok Girls Parents, Yakubu Nkeki, said 19 of the more than 200 parents of the missing Chibok girls had died.

He urged the government to put extra effort to get back the girls soon in good health, saying “we, the parents of the girls are not happy about the situation as over two years now we didnt hear anything about their whereabouts”.

He, however, commended government for all efforts toward finding the girls and bringing peace to the North East as many in the region had returned home, adding that “we still believe that the girls are alive”.

“Now, we can sleep in our houses peacefully without any attack by the insurgents in the Chibok area. This is a clear indication that insurgency will soon come to an end,” he said.

The wife of the vice president received the cheque on behalf of the parent of the Chibok girls, while the Minister for State, Foreign Affairs, Khadijat Bukar, received the cheque on behalf of the parents of the Buni Yadi boys.

Photo Credit: twitter.com/aishambuhari

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6 Comments

  1. fleur

    May 18, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Nice one first lady. Loving it. Too much suffering now, people need some incentives to not go off the cliff.

  2. Jaye

    May 18, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Great gesture. At least the money will go a long way to easing their pain. However Oby Ezekwesili should have been presented with the check; she has been the voice of Chibok for so long. Not that the V. P’s wife is any less a matador.

  3. Ada

    May 18, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    So she made 55 million from a book ‘Essentials of beauty therapy’ that was launched in April? Issorait! These people will just be using our brains to eat akara.
    Anyway regardless of the source of the money, it’s going towards a good cause.

  4. Prince

    May 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Thank you very much our amiable first lady. This is the way to go. God bless you more

  5. Lagos is my home

    May 18, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    So the book sold and brought in over 55 million …..side eyes, if i hear

  6. Dame Marian

    May 19, 2016 at 11:31 am

    if nah true sha, God bless you plenty ooooooo…………

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