Nigerian Government has reiterated its commitment to ensure that the 82 Chibok school girls recently released were re-integrated to the society and returned to school without delay.
Nigeria’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hajia Kadijah Abba-Ibrahim made the commitment in Abuja after a closed door meeting with female Ambassadors posted to Nigeria from various countries.
The Minister who expressed happiness on the recent release of 82 Chibok Girls by their abductors also prayed that the remaining girls are released soon.
”We are very very happy, we are elated and we hope that more will be rescued, the remaining one hundred and thirteen girls will be rescued as well”, Hajia Abba- Ibrahim assured.
Hajia Kadijah Abba-Ibrahim said one of the high point of the meeting was the need for Female Ambassadors in the country to assist its Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
´´We talked about how they can assist IDPs in Nigeria and we discussed issues relating to their countries and how they can assist their governments´´.
The Minister further said that the meeting which was meant to open a new dawn for female Ambassadors in Nigeria would not be the last.
She added that it was expected to be an avenue when the Ambassadors would rub minds and come up with ideas that would ensure the development of their countries.
Hajia Kadijah Abba-Ibrahim said that the meeting was also used to assess their countries relationship with Nigeria
On her part, the Co´te Dívoire Ambasador to Nigeria Mrs Toure Maman, who commended the Nigerian government for the way it has checked terrorist’s activities in the country also commended the government for the release of the abducted Chibok school girls.
Mrs. Toure Maman, who is one of the oldest female ambassadors to Nigeria, described the meeting with the Nigerian Minister as fulfilling.
´´ The Minister received us today and we discussed how to work together with a view to contributing to the development of our countries.”
´´She encouraged us to work with the Government of our countries and to always be besides our men not behind them, ´´ she said.
Mrs. Toure Maman who appreciated the hospitality of Nigerians added that she had enjoyed her stay in Nigeria which described as a great country.