President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is resolutely determined to safeguard the security of all citizens of the country at all times.
He made the remark on Sunday at his official residence in Abuja, when he received the eighty two Chibok girls that just regained their freedom.
The President pledged that the Nigerian government would meet all the needs of the girls.
The eighty two girls, who regained their freedom from their captors on Saturday night, arrived the Aso rock Presidential Villa on Sunday evening in two military buses, at about 18:10 hrs GMT and proceeded straight to one of the sitting rooms within the President’s official residence, where he received them with joy.
Addressing them, President Buhari said their freedom was a pleasant 2nd anniversary gift for his administration.
“This is a pleasant 2nd anniversary gift to the people of Nigeria. I cannot express in a few words how happy I am to welcome our dear girls back to freedom. On behalf of all Nigerians, I will like to share my joy with you, your parents, your relatives, friends and Government of Borno State on regaining your freedom,” he said.
The President commended the security agencies and all those who assisted one way or the other to secure the release of the girls.
“The Federal Government will like to commend the Security Agencies, the Red Cross, local authorities, local and foreign NGOs and all those who contributed in one way or another to secure the release of our Chibok Girls,” he stated.
He assured the girls that the Presidency would personally supervise those charged with the responsibility of catering for them in various ways, to make sure their welfare is not compromised in any way.
“Finally, I am very pleased to have personally met you and let me assure you that the Presidency will personally supervise the performance of those entrusted with your welfare and commitments made by the Federal Government on your health, education, security and general well-being,” President Buhari said.
The President called on security agencies and state governments to continue to provide special protection for education institutions to forestall further occurrence of abductions such as that of the Chibok girls.
He said no human being should go through an ordeal like that of the Chibok girls, as he congratulated the parents of the girls for the safe release of their children.
President Buhari reassured Nigerians, especially relatives and friends of the remaining girls that government would spare no effort to see that they would safely regain their freedom.