Two years after their abduction of the CHIBOK girls, the federal government is still expressing hope of their safe return. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo reiterated this at a round table meeting organised to mark the second year of the kidnap of the Chibok girls. Osinbajo who also attributed the security challenges confronting the nation to poverty and systemic corruption says 500 hundred billion naira has been provided for social intervention in the 2016 appropriation.
Two years after they were abducted, rescuing the over two hundred Chibok school girls has become a mirage to government. The global outcry that followed the kidnap of the girls remains a dent on the image of the country. But with recent claim of victory by the military over the insurgents, the safe return of the Chibok girls is top on the wish list of Nigerians.
Speaking at a round table organised to brainstorm on how to provide effective security for vulnerable members of the society, the vice president identified poverty as the bane of the nation’s problem, which according to him will be addressed 500 billion naira social intervention fund provided for in the 2016 Appropriation Bill. He’s also expressing hope that the girls will be returned safely.