President Muhammadu Buhari said its a mandate for His administration to make sure that his government will not relent until the remaining Chibok girls that were kidnapped by Boko Haram, in April 2014 are safely rescued.
In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, the President made this known on Monday in Katowice, Poland, during a bilateral meeting that was held with Swiss President, Alain Berset, on the margins of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP24.
” Mr president said, we shall continue with all our efforts to make sure that the remaining Chibok girls are safely rescue from the Boko Haram nets.
” It is our utmost priority and will welcome any kind of support from any quarters to make this happen,” he said.
Garba Shehu said the president had spent the whole day at the International Conference Centre, Katowice, where he delivered his National address at the opening of the 12-day meeting of COP24.
Mr Shehu further explained that president Buhari also met with several world leaders and visited the Nigerian pavilion at the climate summit.
In the course of meeting with the Swiss President, Buhari appreciates the Swiss Confederation for its efforts and role as a link to secure the release of some Chibok girls and assured him that the issue of the remaining kidnapped girls and other abducted persons will remain a ”key priority” for the Nigerian government.
President Buhari and his Swiss counterpart also discussed joint strategies to ensure the safe return of the girls, building on the past successes of securing the release of some of the Chibok girls and other abducted persons in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.
The President also welcomed the Swiss President’s commitment to continue providing humanitarian assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria and to ensure the safe release of the abducted school girls.