Alamjiri’s Are The Future Of Northern Nigeria Says El-Rufai.
The Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has thrown his weight on the termination of the infamous Almajiri system in the north.
The outbreak of Covid19 in Nigeria and its subsequent spread in the Northern region compelled the Governors to embark on repatriation of the Almajirai as a containment measure against the outbreak of Covid19.
El-Rufai expressed joy over the Covid19 free status of all the 218 almajirai repatriated to Kaduna state and assured that they would be compulsorily enrolled in primary schools and restored full human rights, dignity and hope as children.
“Every child in Kaduna has equal opportunity and access to 12 years of free and compulsory education in our public schools,” he said.
“With the support of @UNICEF_Nigeria, AMA Foundation, other NGOs & philanthropists, they are being restored full human rights, dignity & hope as children! Every child in Kaduna has equal opportunity and access to 12 years of free and compulsory education in our public schools.”
The governor disclosed that the next step was for the Commissioner of Human Services and Social Development, Mrs Hafsat Baba, and her team to return the Almajirai to their parents in collaboration with local government chairmen and traditional rulers.
He added that “All the children are to be compulsorily enrolled in the primary school nearest to them so they have modern education and life skills in the morning, and continue their Quranic or Islamic education in the afternoon and over the weekend.
“That is how many of us got our education. That is what the Northern States’ Governors’ Forum decided. These children may be the future of Northern Nigeria,” he said.