The Emir of Gwandu and chairman of the Kebbi state Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Muhamamdu Bashar, disclosed that it is a shame on the north to see almajiri everywhere in the streets begging.
Daily Trust reports that Bashar made this known at his palace while receiving members of the Gwandu Emirate Development Association (GEDA) on sallah homage.
He said: “The northwest also has the highest number of addicts in Nigeria."
Also speaking, GEDA director-general, Abubakar Ladan, said over the last few years, the association was set to establish an education trust fund in the emirate.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state expressed fears that the practice of begging by almajiris exposed them to dangerous habits which he says “will in turn, hurt us in near future.”
Tambuwal made the comment in a chat with newsmen following a meeting of prominent personalities of Sokoto origin at the Sultan’s palace.
The governor said: “The state government as a matter of concern has been on the issue of Almajiri begging style and very soon, we will call all those involved to find a lasting solution to the problem.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that in what could be described as a laudable development, a social media user gained the attention of the online community after she came to the rescue of an almajiri child and took him under her care.
According to a Twitter user identified as Sheikh Ibrahim Adam, the child surfaced online about a year ago, in a video in which he was spotted looking malnourished and also appeared to be suffering from diseases.
Among those who reacted to the video and offered to help him was a good Samaritan who he (Adam) identified as Lallai.
The lady, out of her goodwill, offered to fend for the boy and even went as far as adopting him as her son and enrolling him in a school.
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