Friday, 6 March 2015

Photos: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala visits Chibok

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Representing President Goodluck Jonathan at the foundation laying for the rebuilding of Chibok school in Bornu State, the Coordinating Minister for the economy and  Minister of Finance, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, visited Chibok. She is flanked in the pictures by the principal & parents of the abducted girls including Mrs Rifkatu Ayuba, Mrs Kollo Adamu & others.

The school was destroyed when the terrorist sect abducted over 200 girls in April last year.

Over 3,000 students in Chibok have been unable to return to school since the deadly attack by Boko Haram in the community.

The minister, revealed that the school would also be remodeled. The school is being rebuilt under the Safe School Programme under the ministry of Finance.

According to a statement from the ministry, the new school is expected to have a state of the art library, a laboratory, a computer and ICT Centre, a sports arena and a clinic.

The minister added that an observation post will be built in the school. Also expected to be built in the school are a new staff accommodation, a principal house, a brand new administration block and new dormitories.

The school will run on solar power, and a water reservoir will be built.

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