Sultan Calls For End to Street Begging, Says Almajiri Not Islamic
- Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, the sultan of Sokoto has expressly seek an end to the street begging in the state and Northern Nigeria
- Abubakar noted the importance of the western education system and its use to the end of the Almajiris syndrome in the North
- The monarch who stated that he is a product of traditional Almajiri system, appealed to parents to discourage their children from begging
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has called for the use of Islamic and western education to end Almajiris syndrome in the North.
The Nation reports that he made this call on Thursday, September 25, during the closing of a two-day workshop for the modernisation of the Almajiri- Nizamiyya education system in Sokoto state.
Abubakar said the sultanate council and others must unite for the success of the initiative aimed at ending street begging in the state and northern Nigeria.
The monarch recalled that he and many others were products of the traditional Almajiri system but nothing linked their quest for Arabic and Islamic knowledge with begging.
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“Parents must be sensitised against allowing their children to resort to begging. We were not encouraged to beg in any guise but to strictly seek knowledge.”
Abubakar said all hands must be on deck to deepen awareness and sustain the call against the begging culture.
The royal father called on the government to put more effort towards sustaining adequate funding of education of Nigerians through supporting efforts of state governments and relevant agencies.
He added that the FG should:
“Make funds available to states committed to the project initiative with vigour. Nothing works without funds. We are efficiently driving the objectives to curtail or mitigate the negative trend and consequences associated with the socio-moral ills on the society as protection for the future of young ones.
"It is our duty to close ranks and salvage as well as protect lives for the continued meaningful existence and survival of humanity by providing the necessary instruments of development educationally.”
Earlier, the Sultan revealed that breaking away would not stop existing problems peculiar to each ethnic group in Nigeria, a report by Daily Trust also indicates.
He maintained that those who are using religion to sow the seed of discord would fail in their quest as the country would not succumb to their atrocities.
Sanusi to Nigerians: Stop cursing leaders due to hardship
Meanwhile, the Former Emir of Kano and leader of Tijjaniyya Movement in Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, has counselled Nigerians to stop insulting and cursing their leaders.
He made the call while addressing Tijjaniyya adherents from seven states of the northwest geopolitical zone on Tuesday, September 21 in Sokoto state, according to a statement seen by Legit.ng.
The former Central Bank of Nigeria’s governor advised that instead of cursing leaders, Tijjaniyya adherents and Nigerians, in general, should be prayerful, expressing optimism that Nigeria will be better.
In Nigeria things are not getting better, Sultan Of Sokoto declares
Meanwhile, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar on Thursday, August 5, called on Nigerians to get out of deception.
The report indicates that the president Nigeria Supreme Council on Islamic Affairs (SCIA) equally declared that things are not getting any better in the country amid the socioeconomic problems bedevilling the country.
Legit.ng gathered that His Eminence made the remark at the third National Summit of Peaceful Coexistence and Nation Building at the Government House organised by the Da’awah Coordination Council of Nigeria (DCCN).