American Billionaire Has Offered to Sponsor Chibok Girls’ Education – Presidency
A black American billionaire, Robert Smith, has said that he will sponsor the education of 24 girls from Chibok Community, including the 21 recently rescued Chibok schoolgirls.
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, made this known to State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday.
He said beneficiaries of the scheme included the first set of escapees from Boko Haram insurgents.
According to him, the girls will be admitted through negotiation at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola.
“Smith has offered to pay for the education of the 21 released through negotiations and is offering to take responsibility for all the others who will hopefully be eventually set free. The Murtala Mohammed Foundation in the country is equally interested,’’ he added.
On the welfare of the recently-released 21 Chibok Girls, Garba said “they are being treated as adoptees of the Federal Government but there is a lot of local and international interest in the future plans of the girls.’’