We Won’t Rest Until Remaining Chibok Girls Are Released — Buhari

There may be hope yet for the remaining Chibok girls, who are still in Boko Haram captivity as President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his government will not rest until the girls return home. In a press statement issued on behalf of President Buhari by Senior Special Assistant Mallam Garba Shehu, in Abuja, Buhari made the pledge in Katowice, Poland, during a bilateral meeting with Swiss President Alain Berset, on the margins of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP24. He also thanked the Swiss Confederation for the important roles it has played to secure the release of some Chibok girls.

Shehu said Buhari also met with several world leaders and visited the impressive Nigerian Pavilion at the climate summit. Buhari also reinstated the fact that the release of all kidnapped and abducted persons continue to remain a ‘key priority’ for the Nigerian government. President Buhari also thanked the Swiss President’s commitment of continued humanitarian help to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria.

President Buhari also had separate meetings with the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda and the Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, where he told them of the serious climate changes Nigeria was facing.

”Nigeria is totally committed to global efforts to mitigate and adapt to effects of climate change,” President Buhari told the Polish leader, whose country is the president of COP24.

The Nigerian President also encouraged the Polish Government’s plan to open a Trade Office in Lagos soon, promising that “investors who look to Nigeria can be ‘guaranteed’ of safe returns on their investments.’’

He said: ”We have a vibrant and active young population and our government is doing so much on the Nigerian economy, including diversifying to non-oil sectors. We welcome increased cooperation with Poland and will encourage investments in other sectors of the economy like solid minerals and information technology.’’

Morawiecki replied that Poland was now interested in importing oil from Nigeria, and that they want the hub of their investment destination to be in Nigeria.

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