Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has said that the integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari was a major factor that led to the successful negotiations and subsequent release of the Chibok girls.
He said President Buhari deserved praise for his integrity and commitment, stressing that the federal government will not rest on its oars, until all the girls were found.
Osinbajo said this in Abuja while receiving a delegation of Borno State elders led by the governor, Kashim Shettima, when they paid him a commendation visit for the role he played in securing the release of the latest batch of Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists.
He also said the release of the 82 Chibok girls by the government demonstrates government’s commitment towards addressing all the challenges confronting the nation.
The Acting-President said: “A lot of what has happened in the past few months especially the return of the first set of girls and these ones, is largely on account of the fact that the international community, our development partners and those who have helped in the whole process of negotiation believe in the integrity of our President.
They recognize his genuineness and forthrightness. That has helped a great deal and we are thankful for that kind of leadership.
The way that God works is that he puts people in positions of authority knowing that they are capable of redressing the situations that they find themselves in or providing the kind of leadership that he wants, otherwise, we shouldn’t be where we are.”
We cannot wait for another generation of leaders, it is this tenure of leaders who must do what it takes to resolve most of the issues that face us today,” he added.
In his remarks, Governor Shettima said that the State government would remain grateful to the Presidency for giving hope to the parents of the girls and Borno State in general.
He further expressed the hope that the remaining girls would be rescued from their captors.