The 21 freed Chibok schoolgirls met with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife at the Department of State Services (DSS) headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari left for Germany this afternoon.
Present at the DSS headquarters for the reception were Lawal Daura, director-general of the DSS; Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture; Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs; Zaynam Ahmed, minister of state, budget and national planning; and Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social protection plan.
Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Osinbajo said the federal government would use the rescue of the 21 girls as template for the securing the freedom of other sin captivity.
He said: “About an hour ago, I met with the 21 Chibok girls who have been brought back and they are in good health, considering the circumstances they have been held in and they are now being well taken care of in a medical facility,” he said.
“They will be staying there for sometime until we are satisfied about their health. Their parents will be coming to join them, hopefully by tomorrow.
“There will be therapy, there will be counselling. Of course, we can imagine what they have gone through. So, we expect that a lot of psychological therapy and so much needs to be done to get them back.”