The wife of Nigerian President-elect, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has said that the release of the Chibok girls is top on the priority list of Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari when he assumes office on Friday, May 29, 2015.
Mrs Buhari said this at the Global Conference on Women and Social Inclusion in Buenos Aires, Argentina,
The conference was primarily aimed at promoting and speeding up the action on the 1995 Beijing resolution on gender equality for women.
Mrs. Buhari led a delegation of Nigerian women to the conference including Nkechi Okorocha, Mrs. Mairo Al-Makura, and Abike Dabiri, the first ladies of Imo, Nasarawa and a federal legislator respectively.
Mrs. Buhari who spoke during one of the sessions used the opportunity to appeal for international assistance to aid in the immediate assistance and rehabilitation of the many victims of Boko Haram.
She also stressed the need to build confidence in the parents and the schoolgirls to continue their education if their release was achieved.
Helen Clark, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) representative, said that although the level of women participation had increased to 22.1% in the last 20 years; they were still off the 35% affirmative mark.
Dignitaries who attended the conference included Director- General of the United Nations Women for Africa, Phumzile Miambo, former Malawian President Joyce Banda and right activitists.
Participants at the conference also called for laws aimed at protecting the working conditions of women.