By Gift Samuel
Abuja- ActionAid Nigeria has on Monday called on the federal government to more than anything else, prioritise the integration of the recently released 82 Chibok school girls into the society.
This is just as it also stressed that relevant institutions be supported to help the girls reclaim their paused dream of acquiring education and provide proper psychosocial support to ensure their well-being.
ActionAid Nigeria’s Country Director, Ojobo Ode Atuluku who made the appeal, stated that the girls must be protected against all forms of discrimination and called on authorities and traditional institutions close to their communities to assist them in their pursuit of happiness and reclaiming their dreams.
According to her, “It is commendable that the Federal Government prioritised the life and future of the innocent young girls over holding prisoners of war.
“Girls’ education is critical for Nigeria with the increasing levels of inequality and gender disparity in education especially in Northern Nigeria, the Government therefore must deepen its effort at securing the release of the remaining Chibok girls and other women and girls who are still held captive by the insurgency” she said.
She further called on the government to intensify its commitment to end the security challenges in the country as well as ensure that Nigerian children learn in an environment that is free from danger.