Jonathan Meets Malala, Plans To Meet Chibok Parents

Channels Television  
Updated July 14, 2014

Malala-YousafzaiPresident Jonathan has directed his officials to make arrangements towards his meeting with parents of the Chibok girls who are passing through horrifying experience following the abduction of their children over three month ago by the terrorist group, Boko Haram.

This was the outcome of the meeting which President Jonathan held with Pakistani child rights activist, Malala Yousafzat, who was in the Presidential Villa on Monday.

Malala, who has been in Nigeria to join her voice in the condemnation of the abduction of  the Nigerian girls, as part of activities to mark her seventeen birthday, said that she was hopeful that the girls would be released soon as promised by the President.

She decried the statistics which puts the number of out-of-school girls at over 10.5 million, and urged the international community to assist Nigeria and Africa as a whole to send their children to school. She also called on governments across the continent to increase funding for education.

She also announced a donation of the sum of 200,000 dollars from her foundation, to support education in Nigeria.