Pakistani Activist who survived attacks by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai, is to meet with Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan over the rescue of the abducted Chibok Secondary School girls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists.
Malala who is in Nigeria as part of international support for Nigeria’s effort to rescue the abducted Chibok girls, to celebrate her 17th birthday will today meet with the President at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja. Malala pictured with relatives of the kidnapped school girls wished for the safe release of the girls and called for a concerted efforts to ensure the terrorists are stopped and education is available for the girl child.
She met with officials of the National Information Centre (NIC), Mr Mike Omeri, Marilyn Ogar of the State Security and Chris Olukolade, defense information director also pictured at the center where they revealed her meeting with the President. The Pakistani teenage advocate for girl child education will also have audience with the Ministers of Education, Women Affairs, and the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and minister of Finance, who oversees the Safe School Programme of the Federal Government.
Yousafzai is coming under the auspices of the United Nations observance of the Malala day which is meant to ask Children “to stand up for education”.
Five of the schoolgirls who escaped from Boko Haram captivity joined the members of the BringBackOurGirls Coalition rally in Abuja on Sunday to drum up support for their colleagues who are still being held captive by the Bioko Haram Islamic sect.
Over 200 girls were abducted in their hostel at the Government Secondary School. Chibok, Borno State on April 15.
The girls who were at the BBOG sit-out meeting at Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja on Sunday are Awa Alhama , Hauwa Musa, Hauwa John, Kanna Bitrus, and Rebecca Ishaku.