Jonathan Reassures Malala On Chibok Girls’ Release

By Olusegun Emmanuel, Abuja.
President Goodluck Jonathan has assured the Pakistani girl child education activist, Miss Malala Yosafzai that all abducted Chibok girls would be returned safely.Malala disclosed this to state House correspondents today after her meeting with the President Jonathan at the State House in Abuja.

According to her, “The  that President Jonathan explained that he has several options to rescue the girls but is working on the best option to get all 219 abducted girls out safely.”

Malala, who arrived Nigeria at the weekend to lend support for advocacy for the release of the school girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram insurgents, also said the president promised to meet with parents of girls who are still in captivity.

On the funding of education in Nigeria, Malala expressed hope that government spending of 1.5 percent of annual budget on the education could be increased, saying that the current percentage is inadequate for the sector.

However, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati said no government has spent much more on education in Nigeria than the Jonathan administration.