President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N164.7 million for the payment of second-semester school fees of the freed 106 Chibok girls at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, Adamawa.
The presidential aide said that the President had expressed satisfaction over the progress so far made in the rehabilitation of the freed Chibok schoolgirls.
The media aide said that the ministry of women affairs, in collaboration with the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), UN Women, and other donour agencies, embarked on programmes earmarked to facilitate the rehabilitation and reintegration of the Chibok girls with a nine-month time frame.
This is a good development, to see that the girls are well taken care of but on the flip side…
Do you know that the American University of Nigeria Yola, Adamawa (Former ABTI) was founded in 2004 by Atiku Abubakar i.e the school is a private school, Undergraduate tuition and fees: 1.59 million NGN as at (2016). (the money is going into Atiku’s pocket)
Why do we need to spend that much on school fees, when there are federal and state universities in the country such as Unilag, OAU, Nsukka, Uniport and many more schools?
Sometimes, you wonder if the government cannot think because it seems like a secondary school student can make better choices than the Federal government of Nigeria. The FG says we do not have money, so we have to borrow but you are paying millions of naira to another government official for education, your cars and unnecessary frivolities.
If a hostel was built for these girls with proper management for their feeding and basic needs in a regular school, we would not spend that much on schooling, there so many other things that these monies can be used for, there are boys kidnapped in the north and kids from other schools in neighboring villages that were also kidnapped but because the world and the media is watching, the FG simply wants to show us that these girls are being taken care of, what the of IDPs and many other people in need.
To think that they are also about to sell the National Arts theatres, TBS and other buildings is just one of the headaches they give us in this country.
Do we really need this crop of people in the Nigerian government?