Covid-19: 150 travellers, almajiri children intercepted in Kaduna

Covid-19: 150 travellers, almajiri children intercepted in Kaduna

- 90 out of the almajiris are from Kano stated in Kaduna

- They were said to be coming from Abuja and Nasarawa

- 90 out of the almajiri are from Kano state

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About 150 travellers including almajiri children have been intercepted by security operatives along the Abuja- Kaduna road.

The travellers were attempting to move into Kaduna state from the Federal Capital Territory, (Abuja) and Nyanya in Nasarawa state.

This was disclosed by commissioner for Human Resources and Social Development in the state, Hafsat Baba, Channels TV reports.

The commissioner added that other almajiris were also intercepted in Soba and Giwa Local Government Areas of the state.

Out of the 150, 90 are from Kano state, while the others are from Nasarawa and Birinin Gwari local government in Kaduna.

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Meanwhile, had reported that the Secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has warned that the almajiri system will present overwhelming challenges for Nigeria in the future if not dealt with urgently.

Mustapha issued the warning during his speech at the presidential task force briefing on COVID-19 on Monday, April 27.

He said Nigeria must provide for the welfare of the almajiri students and prepare them for the future.

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The SGF pointed out that there is nothing wrong about young Muslim students learning the dictates of their faith, but noted that they should be equipped to be productive citizens in the future.

”Equip them, skill them so that they can become educated in their state and also productive citizens in the future.

”If we do not deal with the issues relating to the almajiris, we are building an army that would overwhelm us as a people and as a nation in the future,” he said.

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Mustapha’s warning was in reaction to the decision of some northern governors to ban the almajiri system as part of measures to check the spread of the COVID-19 virus. ( - We have upgraded to serve you better.

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