Malala Meets Jonathan, Announces $200,000 Donation for the Education of Abducted Chibok Girls
Pakistani girls child education activist, Malala Yousafzai on Monday met with president Goodluck Jonathan at the presidential villa to make a case for the over 200 Chibok Girls abducted from Borno over three months ago.
Malala, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, arrived the Aso Rock Villa today alongside his father at about 10.20am.
She was accompanied by the spokesperson of the Department of State Security Service, Mary Orgar.
Malala stormed the Villa with more than 20 foreign journalists from Aljazeera, AP, VOA, Bloomberg, ABC News, BBC, Glamour, CNN, among others.
Journalists were however not allowed to cover the meeting.
The meeting was attended by the National Security Adviser Dasuki Sambo, Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of State for Education, Nyelson Wike, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Viola Onwurli, Director General of the National Orientation Agency (Mike Omeri), among others.
President Jonathan used the opportunity of the meeting to take Malala through some of the programmes being carried out by the federal government. The Presidential Initiative for the North East which is an economic recovery programme which the federal government has embarked upon with collaboration with the state governments in the north east.
The president also spoke about the Safe School Initiative which has already been launched with an initial $10 million fund and that is being done in partnership with United Nations ?former Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Gordon Brown. The President also emphasised his commitment and to making sure that schools are safe, every child enjoy rights to education and that that right is no way violated by anyone be there terrorists, parents or whoever.
The President also refer to plans this week to launch Victims Support Fund for victims of terror and a committee will be set up in partnership with state governments, civil society ?and other stakeholders.
The President said he will be willing to meet today ?with the parents today.
Families are eager to meet with anyone that can help them. The President said to Malala that he can guarantee that all the girls that have been kidnapped including the ones that escaped will be given scholarships to go to school in other parts of the country. These were the things that he said and we hope that he will be able to bring them to pass.
It was gathered that Malala announced a donation of $200,000 from her foundation for the education of Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram.
She gave assurance that she was ready to meet the parents of the abducted schoolgirls at any time.
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