President Goodluck Jonathan will on Tuesday inaugurate a Presidential Committee to ensure successful rescue of abducted female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.
The members include Brig. General Ibrahim A. Sabo (Rtd.) –Chairman, Barrister Femi Falana, SAN -Member, Hajia Hawa Ibrahim –Member, Hajia Fatima Kwaku, two representatives of National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), two representatives of the Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), two representatives of Parents Teachers Association, two representatives of the Nigeria Police, two representatives of the State Security Service, two representatives of the Nigerian Army, two representatives of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), one representative of the Federal Ministry of Information (who shall be the Committees’ Spokesperson, one representative of the Federal Ministry of Justice , three representatives of Borno State Government (two of whom, preferably, shall be women, one representative of the United Nations, one representative of ECOWAS (who shall be a woman and the Permanent Secretary (Special Services Office) OSGF -Secretary,
According to a statement signed by Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, the committee will liaise with the Borno State Government and establish the circumstances leading to the School remaining open for boarding students when other schools were closed; to liaise with relevant authorities and the parents of the missing girls to establish the actual number and identities of the girls abducted;
To interface with the Security Services and Borno State Government to ascertain how many of the missing girls have returned; To mobilise the surrounding communities and the general public on citizen support for a rescue strategy and operation; to articulate a framework for a multi-stakeholder action for the rescue of the missing girls; to advise Government on any matter incidental to the terms of reference.