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Reps donate 82 boxes with assorted materials to 82 freed Chibok girls; Speaker receives NBA Abuja branch

Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara (middle), House Leader, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila (right) and Chairman, FCT Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association(NBA),Barr.Ezenwa Anumnu (left) during a courtesy visit on the Speaker by the Unity Bar
at the National Assembly in Abuja on 17th May,2017.

Members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday paid a visit to the released Chibok school girls at the DSS Clinic in  Abuja and donated 82 boxes filled with assorted  clothing and toiletries.

Chairman of the House Committee on Women in Parliament, Rep. Evelyn Ogoro (Delta-PDP), led the delegation on behalf of the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara.

Ogoro told the girls that the House held them in high esteem and would support them in every way to ensure that they realised their ambitions in life.She said the Speaker sent the materials to them so as to  help reintegrate them into  the larger  society,  adding that the lawmakers  would continue to cater for their needs.

” The Speaker asked us to come and see you and give these boxes and items to you. We know this can never be enough but it is a show of our love and concern for your welfare.

“We can see among you here doctors, lawyers, engineers, senators, governors, architects, professors and what have you. Don’t be discouraged, you will go places. Let me tell you, God loves you; for you to be great, you have to go through difficulties. Every human being must pass through difficulties even though it is not God’s design. We thank God for bringing you back. You will grow into women and join us to move Nigeria forward”, she said.

Chairman of the House Committee on Human Rights,Rep. Edward Pwajok (APC -Plateau), described the kidnapping of the girls as a violent intrusion into their privacy.

He also described the act as  disruption of their educational careers while advising them to be steadfast.“When you leave here, don’t allow anybody to deceive you because the Federal Government loves you. Our sister here (Hon. Asaba Vilita), is representing you in the House and we pray that you grow to be like her.

“The Prime Minister of UK is a woman, the Chancellor of Germany is also a woman, the President of Liberia is also a woman. So if you do not give up, you can achieve what they have achieved”, he said.

He also told the girls that the international community was also supporting the Nigerian government in its quest to rescue the remaining girls and rout Boko Haram.

The lawmakers, who spent sometime with the girls praising and thanking God,  also expressed gratitude to  the Federal Government for  securing the abducted girls  from captivity.

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