African American entrepreneur, Robert F. Smith has offered Scholarship To Chibok Girls

Robert F. Smith - Founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. PHOTO/Getty Images

Robert F. Smith, the CEO and Founder of Vista Equity Partners, has offered to sponsor the education of 24 girls from the Chibok community, including the 21 girls who escaped from Boko Haram captivity in October this year.

According to Garba Shehu – the Nigeria’s presidential Senior Special Media assistant – the girls will be admitted to the prestigious American University of Nigeria, with Smith footing the entire bill of the girls’ tuition, accommodation, feeding and other related expenses.

“Smith has offered to pay for the education of the 21 released through negotiations and is offering to take responsibility for all the others who will hopefully be eventually set free,” Shehu added.

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