Thursday, April 22, 2021

AfDB releases $1m to reconstruct GGSS Chibok


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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By Mustapha Buhari, Maiduguri

The African Development Bank, AfDB, has committed $1 million for the rebuilding of the Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno.

The commitment is part of efforts to rehabilitate the community ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Over 200 students of the school were abducted on April 14, 2014 by Boko Haram terrorists while writing their final year examination.

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The vice chairman of the Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative, PCNI, Tijjani Tumsa, disclosed this on Thursday while addressing journalists after a stakeholders’ meeting with members of the Chibok Community in Maiduguri.

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Mr Tumsa explained that part of the money would be channeled toward providing psychological support for the affected people.

“The ADB has committed 1 million dollars for the school project; the money will be used to reconstruct the school and secure the premises.

“Part of the money will be used for some psycho-social support and security enhancement in the Chibok community,” he said.

Mr Tumsa, however, said that the military engineers currently working on the school would continue their work.

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‘”The military engineers are part of the project. Actually we have been negotiating with the Nigerian Army. So they are part of the new initiative.

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“We are going to encourage them to make use of local suppliers on all needs on the project to support the local community,” he added.


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