Former minister donates $10,000 to Chibok girls

Obiageli Ezekwesili, who is a forerunner of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, was honoured with the Swedish C-10 award by the Queen of Sweden, Silvia Renate due to her efforts in Child Rights advocacy.

Former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili has donated $10,000 to the abducted Chibok girls.

Dr Ezekwesili, who is a forerunner of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, was honoured with the Swedish C-10 award by the Queen of Sweden, Silvia Renate due to her efforts in Child Rights advocacy.

The former World Bank Vice President announced the news via Twitter.

“Swedish C-10 award was conferred on me & 9 others who advocate for Child Rights around the world. I donated the Prize money to #ChibokGirls,” she tweeted.

The Chairman of the Chibok community in Abuja, Tsambido Hosea-Abana confirmed receipt of Ezekwesili’s donation saying it had been credited into the Chibok community account

“I can confirm that this money has entered the designed account. We had about N1.1 million donated by people to assist in rehabilitating these girls when they are returned,” he said.

“I am also appealing to Nigerians to donate to the course of rebuilding the schools in Chibok as some of these schools have been destroyed when the Boko Haram attacked the area,” he added.

The over 200 Chibok girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents on April 14, 2014 and most of them are still in captivity.

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