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AfDB votes $1m to rebuild Chibok School


Nigerian soldiers stand outside the Government Girls Secondary School of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria (AFP Photo/Stefan Heunis)

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $1 million for the rebuilding of the Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Chibok, Borno, as part of efforts to rehabilitate the community ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency.

The Vice-Chairman, Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative (PCNI), Alhaji Tijjani Tumsa, disclosed this yesterday to newsmen shortly after a stakeholders’ meeting with members of the Chibok community in Maiduguri.

Tumsa explained that the part of the money would be channeled toward providing psychological support for the affected people.

According to the PCNI chief, the AfDB has approved $1 million for the school project and the money will be used to reconstruct the school and secure the premises. Part of the money will be used for some psychosocial support and security enhancement in the Chibok community.

Tumsa, however, said that the military engineers currently working on the school would continue their work.

He added that the project was being implemented in collaboration with the PCNI, whose main focus was rebuilding the North East.

Tumsa said that the objective of the meeting was to create synergy between the Federal Government, the state government and the Chibok Local government council toward restoring the lost glory of the area.

He commended the community for its patience and resilience since the abduction of the 217 Chibok girls.

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