The Presidency on Sunday announced that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of N164.8m for the second semester schools fees of the freed 106 Chibok girls at the American University of Nigeria, Yola.
Mr. Garba Shehu, media aide to Buhari, made this known in a statement released to journalists in Abuja.
According to him, the president is delighted with the progress made in the rehabilitation of the 106 girls now in AUN owned by former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar who on Friday resigned from the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Shehu said the President made the approval for the payment of the school fees after reviewing the progress report submitted to him, pursuant to his commitment to personally monitor the rehabilitation and reintegration into society of the freed Chibok girls.
“In line with, the President has approved payment of the sum of N164,763,759 (one hundred and sixty four million, seven hundred and sixty-three naira) for the second semester school fees of the 106 Chibok girls at the American University of Nigeria, AUN in Yola,” the statement said.
It also restated Mr. Buhari’s commitment to the safe return of the remaining girls still in Boko Haram’s captivity.