Fight time – parents of Chibok girls allege foul play over N100 million largesse from the President

by Mayowa Aboah

 

chibok parentsThe sum of N100 million, allegedly given to parents of the abducted Chibok girls, has led to a serious disagreement within the Chibok community.

It was reported that the President had on July 22nd, released the funds to leaders of the Chibok community in Abuja for onward passage to parents of the kidnapped schoolgirls. But many of the supposed recipients are now crying foul play.

One of the male parents, was quoted to have said; “I got only N200,000 out of the said N100million allegedly received by our leaders in Abuja. Some of us got N300,000 and some less than that”.

He expressed dissatisfaction with the way the money was shared among the parents of the kidnapped girls as he was short-changed.

“Our leaders in Abuja are using the girls to enrich themselves. In fact, some of the parents were screened out of the entourage by the Chibok leaders in Abuja. Many of them are residents of Abuja, not parents of the kidnapped girls,” He claimed.

Another parent claimed he got only N7,000 out of the money.

“I was at the farm when they brought the N7, 000 to my house and I collected it. Some of us got even less, N300 and below,” he said.

The parents also stressed that they were not selling their daughters and that the money from the President.

One of the community leaders, Pobu Bitrus, who was present at the meeting between the president and the parents explained to the BBC Hausa Service that after meeting, monies were distributed to the parents in envelopes.

“After we met with the presidency, the parents were given monies in envelopes and that’s all. All other things they are saying about N100million, I don’t know about that,” Bitrus said.

Presidential aides, Reuben Abati and Doyin Okupe, could not be reached as at the time of this report.

Comments (2)

  1. What was this money meant for, was the abducted girls their parents’ bread winner where it would be said that the money was meant to cushion the hardship effect their absence may have created. If these parents accepted this financial gift & even fought over the sharing it is a shame, since the money has whipped away their tears & consoled them they should forget about the girls or even ask Shekau to pay them the bride price of the girls Money the bane of sound reasoning in Nigeria.

  2. Don’t sell ur duter

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