By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
Security agencies have been tasked to keep providing adequate security to educational instututions in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari gave the charge while speaking at a special reception for the 82 Chibok school girls released by Boko Haram on Saturday, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Sunday.
“No human being should go through this kind of ordeal. The security agencies and state governments should continue to provide special protection to educational institutions vulnerable to this kind of outrage especially in remote areas.This is a pleasant 2nd anniversary gift to the people of Nigeria.
“I cannot express in a few words how happy I am to welcome our dear girls back to freedom.
“On behalf of all Nigerians, I will like to share my joy with you, your parents, your relatives, friends and Government of Borno State on regaining your freedom,” he said.
Buhari, on behalf of the Federal Government commended the Security Agencies, the Red Cross, local authorities, local and foreign NGOs and all those who contributed in one way or another to secure the release of our Chibok Girls.
“Let me reassure Nigerians, especially relatives and friends of the remaining girls that the Federal Government will spare no effort to see that they and all other Nigerians who have been abducted safely regain their freedom,”he added.
The President said that he was very pleased to have personally met the released girls and assured them that the Presidency will personally supervise the performance of those entrusted with their welfare and commitments made by the Federal Government on their health, education, security and general well-being.
“This administration is resolutely determined to safeguard the security of all Nigerians at all times,” he added.