The Department of State Services (DSS), yesterday handed over the recently released Chibok Girls to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development for rehabilitation.
The 82 girls were released after the Federal Government exchange the girls with some members of the terror group.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, who was represented by his Chief Personal Physician, Dr Nicholas Audifferen, assured Nigerians that the Federal Government remained committed to the well being of the girls.
Osinbajo said the Buhari administration would do everything possible to ensure that the girls were rehabilitated and reintegrated into society.
“It is the role of government to ensure that you are safe and properly cared for,” he said.
The Director Medical Services, DSS, Dr Anne Okorafor, who did the exchange , said they were medically, psychologically and physically fit.
“All the investigation required has been done and we have treated the girls except for a few of them who require additional follow up treatment,” Okoroafor said.
Upon receiving the girls, the Minister, Aisha Alhassan said they will remain under watchful eyes of the government’s care until September when they will be reintegrated into school at the commencement of the new academic session.
Alhassan also refuted the allegation that the girls were being kept against their wish, saying “government is only trying to ensure that they are well catered for.”
‘”Nobody is holding the girls against their wish; these girls have gone through a lot and we need to help them to fit back into the society.
“They have missed a lot and we have brought teachers to help them to catch up with what they have lost while away under captivity; but anyone who wishes to go back is free to do so,” she said.