- Muhammad Sanusi, the emir of Kano, faults fathers who send out their children to beg for alms as almajiris
- The emir says no law provides that a man should marry, have children and abandon them without living up to his responsibility to them
- Sanusi notes that instead of sending children to beg, any man who is too poor to take care of his family should go out and beg himself
Muhammad Sanusi, the emir of Kano, has advocated for the arrest of fathers who send out their children to beg for alms.
Sanusi made the statement on Thursday, February 20, at a conference organized by a non-governmental organisation of Aisha Buhari, the first lady, organised in collaboration with the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), The Cable reports.
The emir said no law provides that a man should marry, have children and abandon them without living up to his responsibility to them.
He said instead of sending children to beg, any man who is too poor to take care of his family should go out and beg himself.
Sanusi stated that any man who becomes the head of the family has assumed the responsibilities of being the provider of the family.
In another report, Muhammad Sanusi II has condemned the rising level of poverty across the northern region of Nigeria.
Speaking at the 60th birthday of Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai, the emir said no northern leader should be happy about the current situation in the region.
He said if the north fails to change by tackling some of the challenges - poverty, insecurity, education among others, it is then headed for destruction.
Meanwhile, Sanusi has stated that ignorance is fueling the tension between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria.
The emir made the comment at the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace held in Abuja on Thursday, January 23.
He stated that empowering the poor and less privileged would reduce the intense level of poverty in the country.
He lamented that traditional and religious leaders that are supposed to hold the nation’s political leaders to account are being cowed into silence.
Sanusi further urged believers of each religion to respect the different principles of their neighbour’s religion.
The Emir then admonished every Nigerian to focus on identifying the various internal challenges in the country in order to tackle and aid national development.
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