7MAY 2017

Kogi Governor hails Buhari over release of 82 Chibok girls

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Alh. Yahaya Bello has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari and security agents for securing another round of 82 Chibok girls abducted by radical group, Boko Haram, saying the President is fulfilling his promises to Nigerians.
The Governor made this known in Lokoja, Sunday while fielding questions from a group of journalists. He said the release of the girls will help "restore emotional sanity" to parents of the abducted girls, "who have been traumatized by the unfortunate experience of having to live without their daughters for 3 years".
Bello said the release of the 82 girls has raised hope that the remaining girls will one day be reunited with their families.
"President Buhari has, through this massive progress in securing the release of all the abducted girls, given hope that the remaining girls who are still with the abductors will one day be reunited with their families.
"Let me also use this opportunity to commend our security agents who rose gallantly to defend the integrity of our dear nation; the international community who showed concern over the unfortunate incident and demonstrated that a harm to one is a harm to all and all advocates who toiled day and night to bring the abduction to the attention of the international community".
The Governor congratulated the parents of the released girls, saying efforts will be made at all levels to give the girls "the life they dreamt of having by daring to be educated", saying Nigeria will rise from its current challenges to become a powerful force in the comity of nations.

Fanwo Kingsley Olorunfemi
DG Media and Publicity to the Governor
Kogi State Government House
Tel: 234 8163376331