Amazing: Freed Chibok Girls Visit White House
BEVERLY HILLS, December 20, (THEWILL) – Two of the escaped Chibok schoolgirls, currently sponsored to school in the US by Education Must Continue Initiative (EMCI), were at the home of the United States President for a tour of the White House Christmas decorations.
The high school senior and a college girl were sent to US to school by a Nigerian Non-Governmental Organisation, Education Must Continue, which is comprised of victims helping victims in Northeast Nigeria. The two Chibok girls are the top academic performers of their set in the US.
The visit, on Saturday December 17, 2016, was preceded by that of prominent upcoming New York Times best-selling author and blogger Luvvie Ajayi just the day before.
A Nigerian American schoolgirl, Sixth grader, Gracina Ogebe, was also among the band of singers for the White House Christmas tree carols.
According to Emmanuel Ogebe, International Director, Education Must Continue Initiative, the visit is the fourth in a series of White House visits for the Chibok girls in US facilitated by US Congresswoman Frederica Wilson of Florida in conjunction with Education Must Continue Initiative.
Ogebe revealed that over half a dozen Chibok girls have visited the White House in Easter 2015 and 2016 but this the first Christmas visit.
One of the Chibok girls said after the visit: “it was good!!! The house looks amazing. They’ve decorated the whole house and also there are group of choir singing songs.”
Story by Oputah david