By Ayo Kehinde
The Communications and Public Relations Department, CPR, of the American University of Nigeria, AUN, Yola, has waded into the story on one of its student, Noami, one of the 82 freed Chibok girls, reportedly in need of surgery for a kidney ailment.
According to reports, Noami who is one of the six girls being sponsored by the Federal Government at the AUN after undergoing rehabilitation programme in Abuja last year, has been left to her fate as neither the Ministry of Women Affairs assigned with the welfare of the rescued girls nor the AUN has come forward to pay for her treament, which her poor parents cannot afford.
In a statement, Executive Director of the CPR, Mr Daniel Okereke said:
“We agree with the Ministry of Women Affairs, all of our students, including the young women from Chibok, are covered at our AUN Health Centre on campus, this is accurate. All students pay a health centre fee at AUN, whether AUN students or the young women from Chibok, and this fee covers the cost of the care at our AUN Health Centre on campus. Our AUN Health Center on campus is not a hospital, but it does provide basic health care for routine medical illnesses. When a student has a health issue that is beyond our AUN Health Centre, we inform the student’s parents and refer the student to FMC-Yola, which we have done with our student. We look forward to her return to our learning community soon.”