MAIDUGURI, North-West, Nigeria – Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, on Monday commissioned the remodeled Government Secondary School, Chibok, where over 200 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014.
The rehabilitation of the school was given approval by the State Government during an assessment tour by Gov Zulum on November 16, 2020. The school now has well equipped classrooms and desks, a computer room, laboratory, among other facilities, while books were presented and a security team put in place.
GSS, Chibok, was vandalized after Boko Haram attacked the school at night in 2014, destroyed infrastructures and abducted over 200 boarding schoolgirls who were writing Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations organized by the West African Examination Council, WAEC.
Since the attack, the school had remained closed while academic activities were conducted at a primary school in Chibok town since 2014.
Aside unveiling of the GSS in Chibok, Governor Zulum commissioned newly built 200 low cost houses for permanent resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs) currently in temporary camps.
He also commissioned a newly built Government Lodge to encourage routine visits to Chibok in order to increase direct access of residents to authorities.
The governor said that resettlement efforts were being made possible due to some gains recorded by the federal government in the ongoing peace restoration efforts which, he said, was reaffirmed in President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice of an Army Chief from the military’s theatre of operations in Borno State.