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MD NPA commends Buhari, FEC over the release of Chibok Girls
 
Managing Director NPA Hadiza Bala-Usman
 
The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority ( NPA) Ms Hadiza Bala Usman yesterday,  commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the release of 21 Chibok girls.
 
Speaking with selected reporers in her office, the Managing Director also commend the Federal Executive Council ( FEC)  for the negotiation that led to the release of the girls.
 
Ms Usman, who shot to national prominence in 2014 when Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped 276 girls from their secondary school in Chibok, Borno State, said she was happy over the efforts put in place by the Federal Government to secure the release of some of the girls.
 
She urged Nigerians to always appreciate all the positive efforts put in place by the government to boost security and revamp the economy.
 
The NPA helmsman said the release of the girls is a fulfillment of President Buhari’s  and the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign promise to secure their release and reunite them with their parents.
 
While acknowledging that  the release of the 21 girls was a good omen that the country would overcome   its security and other challenges, she urged the Federal Government not to relent in its efforts to secure the release of the remaining girls.
 
Ms Usman reaffirmed her belief in President Buhari led-administration  in ensuring an end to the uncharitable activities of the Boko Haram sect and other similar gangs across the country.
 
She rejoice and showed unreserved appreciation to the parents of the released girls, her colleagues in the Bring Back Our Girls Group, the Nigerian Armed Forces, the international community and other non-governmental organisations  for their support and persistent roles before and after the rescue of some of the girls.
 
Ms Usman, apart from  assuring Nigerians and the international community that President Buhari is committed  to ensuring the safe release of all the abducted girls, she called for collaboration and peace talk that will lead to the release of all the girls 
 
 
Chief Micheal K. Ajayi
General Manager, Public Affairs.
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