Over N29 million has been splashed on the parents of the yet-to-be found Chibok girls of Borno State, by the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari.
Mrs Buhari, who sent the largesse via her pet project and through the Borno State governor’s wife, Mrs Nana Shettima, to the parents, said the amount was meant to cushion the effects of their pains.
Each of the 215 parents and relations, who assembled at the Government House, at the weekend, went home with N139,000 as cushion for the tumultous lives they have lived after the forceful capture of the their kids from their dormitories in Chibok Local Government headquarters of the state.
The parents, who sat quietly for hours waiting for the arrival of the Abuja delegation, led by the former deputy governor of Plateau State, Pauline Tallen, told the Nigerian Tribune that they still believed some of their children were in Sambisa forest and did hope the successes being made by the military would bring results for them accordingly.
Responding, one of the parents noted that this was the first time they were receiving such a spontaneous support in cash, but were quick to add that on several occasions, the government had helped them cushion their pains as some of them now lived inside IDP camps, because of fear of being slaughtered by Boko Haram.