The President, National Center for Quranic Recitation, Sheik Hassan Musa has approached the states to deal with the issue of Almajiris in the nation with alert, saying any Government that neutralizes the framework will doubtlessly disintegrate.
Sheik Musa expressed this during the handover of an Almajiri separation focus by the Niger State government at Tudun Fulani Haji camp, a suburb of Minna, the state capital.
He reviewed how Almajiris in the nation utilized their votes to expel previous President Goodluck Jonathan from power during the 2015 presidential political race because of the expression of his significant other, Dame Patience against them.
” Sixteen million Almajiris supported the All Progressives Congress, APC, because Dame Patience, former president Jonathan’s wife, insulted them. Though she does not understand the Hausa language, they felt insulted by the way she spoke about them during the campaign for her husband’s second term presidential election, And, that is the only reason, they voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election.”
Communicating disappointment at the manner in which the Almajiris were being dealt with at the different detachment places in the 19 northern states, he asked the Niger state government to take great consideration of the kids at the middle and following fourteen days guarantee that they are moved securely back to their states.
The president of the Quaranic centre said, ” These children from the 25 local governments will be brought to the isolation centre and will now be in your care. Please, take adequate care of them and after two weeks, take them back to their families. Their mallams have released them to you and we thank the Niger state government for the facility made available for them.”
He, in any case, denounced the conduct of the Almajiris, who as opposed to procuring Islamic training, approached asking for charity and food.
“The Almajiris are now a menace to Northern Nigeria. In the past, Islamic education was important, but now, rather than learning, they go about begging. It is very wrong.”
Talking, the Secretary to the Niger State Government,(SSG) and Chairman Task Force COVID-19, Alh. Ahmed Matane expressed that the seclusion place for Almajiris was set up dependent on the choice of the 19 Northern States Governors to send every one of them back to their conditions of cause.
” We decided not to rush to return the Almajiris to their states as other northern states did. We first consulted with their Mallams before bringing them here. It is a well-defined protocol. After the government’s dialogue with the mallams. So, the government provided the centre and put in place everything to take care of them for two weeks.”
The chairman also emphasised the need not to play politics with the issue stressing that ” the Almajiri system is a Northern Nigeria phenomenon.
The North is being insulted for this. We are not stopping the system of education. They are everywhere at the fuel stations, restaurants, Bank ATMs, streets not learning and we are saying, this has to stop.”
He further clarified that the main arrangement of 31 youngsters to the middle were from Chanchaga nearby government, while those from the other 24 committees are being anticipated.