Nasarawa Expels Non- Indigene Almajiris Below 10 Years


Gov Sule



The Nasarawa state government has given quit notice to all non- indigene Almajiris below 10 years to go to their state of origin immediately.

The decision was part of the decisions taken at the state executive council meeting, according the Commissioner of Women Affairs, Hadjia Halima Jabiu.

She reportedly said there are 63,266 almajiris in the state out of which 40, 000 are indigenes.

She said Governor, Abdulahi Sule, who recently signed the Child Rights Act, has shown concern that children below 10 being should be provided with the right type of education coordinated by the government. On February 26, the governor also signed a bill into law banning almajiris in the state.

Towards this end, her Ministry, that of Justice and Education would work together to implement a Committee report on providing Western and Islamic education for children in the state, she said.