In line with his promise to visiting Miss Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who survived the Taliban attack in her country’s Swat Valley District, President Goodluck Jonathan has met with 51 Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from their abductors days after the extremist Boko Haram Islamic.
Also at the closed-door meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, were parents of the girls, service chiefs, President of the Senate, David Mark, Governors Kashim Shettima of Borno and Isa Yuguda of Bauchi as well as members of the Federal Executive Council.
The meeting, coming about 100 days after the girls and their over 200 colleagues were abducted, is in fulfillment of a promise President Jonathan made to Pakistani teenage girls’ education activist, Malala, during her advocacy visit to Nigeria last week.
Miss Malala had extracted a promise from Mr. Jonathan to meet and support the girls who escaped from their captors and intensify efforts at rescuing the ones still being held.
Parents of the schoolgirls failed to attend an earlier scheduled meeting with the president last week.