President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday inaugurated a Presidential Committee on the Rescue of 276 female students recently abducted by members of the Boko Haram sect at the Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno State.
The President, who performed the inauguration at the Presidential Villa, Abuja said the committee was neither an administrative and judicial panel nor was it a replacement of the search and rescue effort by the security services.
The President assured the international community and all Nigerians that everything would be done to rescue the abducted girls.
“Let me assure the families and our dear daughters that in conjunction with international community that government will do everything possible to get our girls back.
“We share your pain and suffering and are with you in prayers. We urge you to cooperate with the investigations in spite of your understandably difficult situation. We employ you to remain strong” the president said.
He noted that “I assure all Nigerians and our esteem guests especially delegates to the World Economic Forum of a safe and conducive atmosphere.
“We have our challenges just like every other countries have, but we must surely make sure that the World Economic Forum goes on without any hitch.
“We will continue to reinforce security everywhere around the country in order to sustain our development gains,” he said.