The father of Leah Sharibu, the schoolgirl held by Boko Haram, on Monday reacted to the donation made by the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who gave out part of his severance allowance to the girl’s family.
Nathan Sharibu, a civil servant commended Mr Saraki for having the issue of their abducted daughter in mind, despite the end of his tenure as Senate President.
In a statement issued to the media on Sunday, the former Senate President instructed the National Assembly management to distribute all of his severance allowances to the families of some victims of the Boko Haram who lost their loved ones, including the Sharibus’, whose daughter, Leah, is still in captivity.
Miss Leah was the only schoolgirl held back by Boko Haram after the insurgents had returned the 110 abducted female students of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, in 2018.
She was held back because she reportedly refused to denounce her Christian Faith.
Mr Saraki had instructed that 20 per cent of what is due to him as severance allowance be given to Leah Sharibu’s parents.