The Center Belt Discussion board, MBF, has expressed concern to the entire neglect by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities of the rescue of the remaining 112 Chibok faculty ladies.
Recall that out of a complete quantity 219 kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists whereas writing their last Senior Secondary Certificates Examinations (SSCE) on April 14, 2014, 112 are nonetheless within the palms of their captors.
MBF Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Dr Isuwa Dogo, in an announcement issued on Sunday and made obtainable to DAILY POST, famous that the women have been rescued in two batches of 21, and 82, whereas 4 escaped individually at totally different instances throughout the six years of their captivity within the terrorists’ den.
“The rescued ladies, comprising 103 in quantity, have been initially transferred to the Ladies Improvement Centre, Abuja, the place they underwent Psychosocial Help (PSS) and therapy for Put up Stress Traumatic Dysfunction (PTSD) facilitated by the United Nations Inhabitants Fund, UNFPA,” the assertion defined.
In accordance with the assertion, since Could 2017 once they have been rescued, rehabilitated and despatched to the American College of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, to organize them to rewrite their SSCE, and proceed to varied pre-degree programmes, neither the re-siting of the SSCE nor the pre-degree programme seen the sunshine of day.
“The shortcoming of the Federal Authorities and people instantly accountable for the welfare and progress of the rescued ladies to observe and consider their degree of Academic progress have solid a bleak on the way forward for the women,” the assertion lamented.
“Consequently, a few of the rescued ladies obtained annoyed and deserted their research, with a few of them even married off. Presently, no fewer than 10 of the women have since dropped out, and there are fears that extra could not return after the easing off of the present COVID-19 lockdown.
“It’s unhappy that the Presidency which had proven nice enthusiasm on the destiny of the women when the sum of $2 million launched by the UNFPA beneath the Protected College Initiatives that was promoted by the UNICEF Training Ambassador and former UK Prime Minister, Mr. Gordon Brown, has remained a mirage in salvaging the careers of the rescued ladies,” MBF noticed.
It defined that regardless of recommendation by the dad and mom of the women, the Chibok Neighborhood and the #BringBackOurGirls. advocacy group that the Workplace of the Vice President be charged with the accountability of monitoring the training of the kidnapped ladies, the Federal Authorities maintained deaf ears and transferred the matter to the Federal Ministry of Ladies Affairs.
It lamented that it’s ill-fated that the Federal Authorities abdicated its accountability in fulfilling its obligations to the women as promised by President Muhammadu Buhari, including that extra worrisome, the federal government has refused to permit well-meaning people and organizations to return to the help of the women.
The discussion board recalled that each native and worldwide organizations tried to carry respite and rescue the profession of those ladies from the dunghill of hopelessness and despair.
It famous that with the help of some native our bodies, a few of the 57 ladies who initially escaped within the first few days of abduction have since accomplished their diploma programmes in varied Universities in the USA of America.
It stated, “It’s a tragedy of unspeakable proportion that these ladies who must have attracted the sympathy of the federal government have been mistreated and left at sixes and sevens. Within the face of continued darkish clouds of hopelessness hovering over them, we name on President Buhari to intervene and save the educational careers of those ladies.”
The discussion board, due to this fact, known as on Mr. President to make sure the destroyed faculty the place the women have been kidnapped from be fully rebuilt and open for potential faculty age kids because the Chibok College is the one secondary faculty in Chibok LGA.
“The longer term can solely be brightened via the training of residents. The confusion that has trailed the educational careers of those rescued faculty ladies must be resolved. We name on President Buhari to make sure the protected return of the remaining 112 faculty ladies who’re nonetheless beneath the captivity of Boko Haram,” it assured.