The federal government of Nigeria has sent the recently recovered Chibok girls on a four-month rehabilitation and remedial studies which will be supervised by the ministry of women affairs and social development. The process will last until September 2017.
This was announced at the hand-over ceremony conducted recently. The girls who have been on medical check-ups under the follow-up of the directorate of state security service (DSS), were recently handed over to the ministry having been declared fit medically, psychologically and physically.
The doctor in charge of the girls, Dr. Anne Okafor said ‘We have conducted all the necessary checks on the girls and have certified them medically and psychologically fit before the handover. Whatever we found during their stay with us we have treated.’
‘However, some of them require continuous medical treatment and we will keep our medical facility here to ensure continuous medical care for them. I can say that they are stable and comfortable. They are stable not only medically but we made sure they are psychologically okay. We are very happy to hand them over for rehabilitation.’
The acting president Prof. Yemi Osinbajo at the handover ceremony said that the girls are going to be catered for under The Buhari administration, also he added that “It is the role of government to ensure that you are safe and properly cared for”.
Within the four months of the remedial courses, the girls will be engaged in integration programs that will prepare them for their full-time studies in September. Mrs. Aisha Alhassan, the minister of women affairs assured that the girls will be trained on vocational skills within the four months, they will observe games, and cultural activities, then in September, they shall all return to their families and communities after they have been enrolled in any school of their choice here in Nigeria.