Metro Saraki’s Wife Laments Ordeal of Chibok Girls



Wife of the Senate President, Mrs. Toyin Saraki has lamented the continued ordeal of over 200 Chibok school girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram in Borno State, over 590 days ago.

Mrs. Saraki who is also the Founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, stated this when she represented the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, as the Special Guest of Honour at the premiere of “Searching” - a film that vividly depicts the realities and struggles of the girl child in Nigeria.


She stated that while securing the release of the girls by security agencies is the most important step for now, schools must be protected to provide safe and quality education for all Nigerian children.
She also called for increased access to education and the protection of the rights of the girl child through the removal of social and structural barriers in girl’s education in the country.

While urging relevant authorities to make schools a safe haven for learning a priority, Mrs. Saraki recounted the ordeal of the 200 girls kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Borno State over 590 days ago.
She said: “Their kidnap and the continued assault against the rights of young children to an education by Boko Haram is part of a wider conversation that we must continue to have in Nigeria and all over the world.

- DailyTrust

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