Leah sharibu‘s family reacted to monetary gift by Saraki.
Nathan Sharibu, the father of leah one of the Dapchi schoolgirls still held by Boko Haram insurgents
He reacted to the monetary donation made by the outgoing Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to his family.
Saraki had instructed the National Assembly management to distribute all of his severance allowances to victims of boko haram.
This not only applies to sharibu’s family but to all who had lost their loved ones to boko Haram, and those still in captivity.
How the gift is to be allocated
Leah’s parents will receive 20% of the package, while the family of the two aid worker brutally murdered by Boko Haram after she was captured in Rann, the headquarters of KalaBalge local government of Borno state will also receive theirs.
Another 20 percent is to the family of the second aid worker, Hussain Ahmed Khoisan, also murdered by Boko Haram.
He added that the remaining 40 percent should be used by the National Assembly management to set up a Trust Fund .
This trust Fund would assist children of deceased members of the eight Senate who are in financial need for their education.
Leah’s father’s reaction to the monetary gift
Nathan Sharibu told newsmen that his family was hit by a wave of mixed feelings over the gesture.
He said, “We read it on the internet last night and we were struck with mix feelings.
“Each time we hear the name of our daughter mentioned in the media, our expectation is to hear the good news.
We expect to hear of her release. But, yesterday, we heard what the Senate President said should be extended to us.
We thank God not necessarily because he is giving out money; But for the fact that he still has our daughter in mind.
This action gives us a lot of hope that Nigeria has not forgotten her.
“Money is good, but what can be compared to having our dear daughter back in our arms? That means a lot to us.”