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Jonathan’s almajiri schools abandoned -Yakasai alleges

Jonathan’s almajiri schools abandoned -Yakasai alleges

- Tanko Yakasai has faulted the Muhammadu Buhari's administartion over the state of almajiri schools

- He said failure of the Buhari administration to fund and maintain the schools is one of the reason for different problems in the north

- He also challenged anyone to mention a project which was initiated and completed by the current administration

Elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai has lamented that some of the problems being experienced in the northern part of the country is as a result of the failure of President Buhari's administration to maintain and fund some institutions of learning, especially the Almajiri schools built by ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.

The respected elder statesman disclosed this in an interview with Punch on Saturday, May 27.

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“There are some universities established by the Goodluck Jonathan administration. There are nine in the north and three in the south. Till today, they are not being maintained and funded,” he said.

“The same thing is happening in the case of the Almajiri schools which Jonathan started in the north where the children can combine Islamic education with Western education. They are not being maintained now. That is why we have more problems in the north. Government is not doing anything to address the problems."

“I challenge anyone to tell me what the situation is in the Almajiri schools and new universities in 2015 and what the situation is today. How much money has been spent on them?”

Going further, he also alleged that the Buhari administration has succeeded only in noise making, pointing out that the government, since inception, has not initiated, executed and completed a project.

Meanwhile, had reported that a former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, had allegedly acquired a 5-storey building to serve as his presidential campaign office in Abuja.

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It was reported that Atiku's political machinery is already on top gear as the massive building acquired is located on Ademola Adetokunbo crescent in Abuja.

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