Dapchi School Girls: Toyin Saraki backs FG’s rescue effort


The wife of the President of the Senate, Oluwatoyin Saraki, has expressed confidence in the ability of the Federal Government to rescue the over 110 Science Secondary School girls abducted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents at Dapchi, Yobe.
Saraki, who is the President of Well-being Foundation in Africa, expressed her optimism while fielding questions from newsmen during a visit to the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Dr Ali Ahmad, on Wednesday in llorin in his office.
She recalled efforts at rescuing Chibok girls by the Federal Government and expressed confidence that the committee inaugurated to investigate and recover the abducted students would deliver on its mandate.
She said: “It is very hard to describe how I am feeling as a woman and as a mother for the abducted Yobe girls after the sufferings during the Chibok girls, but I am optimistic that they will be rescued within a short time.”
She advised Nigerians to complement the effort of the FG by being more vigilant and promptly report strangers in their communities to law enforcement agencies.
Mrs Saraki advocated a data bank for women and children in Nigeria to enable government and NGOs cater for their health needs.
She commended the state legislature for passing some bills aimed at further improving the lives of women, children and vulnerable in the state.
The Senate President’s wife pledged the readiness of her foundation to continue to partner with the state government to further improve the health needs of residents.
Responding, Dr Ahmad, commended Saraki for providing healthcare services needs and humanitarian gestures to residents of the state since 2004.
Ahmad, who noted that government alone, cannot cater for the needs of the masses, solicited for sustained support from the foundation in providing qualitative healthcare services to the residents of the state.
Earlier at the plenary, the House had honoured Mrs Saraki as “Worthy Ambassador of the State” shortly after her presentation at plenary for her outstanding efforts that has positively impacted the state over the years.

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