Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, on Tuesday, called for detailed investigation on what happened to the N500 million said to have been released for the reconstruction of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan announced the release of the money after the abduction of Chibok school girls. Former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, had flown to Chibok to inaugurate the N500 million rebuilding project under the Safe School Initiative programme.
Two years on, the project is yet to be completed while students of the school remain at home. Shettima told residents of Chibok that the government would pressurise the Federal Government to uncover those who might have diverted the money. The governor lamented that a lot of individuals and groups had turned the misfortune of Boko Haram victims into a money-making venture. He said it was important to determine how much was released to the contractor handling the project as the school had remained in a state of disrepair.