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The Almajiri system has been abolished in the nineteen states of Nigeria, planned to take them back to the formal education system.
This was disclosed in a conference programme with Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday during Channels Television Politics Today.
El-Rufai said the involved 19 states northern governor agreed after several meetings behind closed doors.
He noted that the Almajiri education process is not working and would never work adding that it poses a great danger to Nigeria in all ramifications.
He also disclosed the Almajiris will be engaged to the formal education system and the families of the children will be informed in due time.
This drastic measure is coming barely a week later stroke of Coronavirus pandemic affected the majority of the loitering children on the streets in Kano state.
Presently, some states have turned down relocation of these Almajiris spotted within its boundaries, including Lagos, Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi states Taskforce.
However, major states in the North, including Zamfara, Kano, Kaduna have engaged in deporting those Almajiris to their home states due to fear of circulating the deadly virus.
Almajiri Education System is an Islamic process of education commonly practised in the Northern states of Nigeria.