Worried by the influx of Almajiri children in the state, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has opened up on why the North will continue to live with the Almajiri menace.
Ganduje said the northern states governments are not serious about legislation, hence the influx of the Almajiri children into the state.
He said lack of collective legislation among the states made it impossible to control the influx and also frustrated evacuation of the Almajiri children back to their various states.
The Governor made this known during an interaction with newsmen in Kano recently.
He said, “Almajiri is a real and big problem. What we anticipated was a decision by the Northern states government to have same legislation for prevention of the movement of school age children from one state to another. We have not succeeded in that aspect”
“Kano being commercial nerve centre, we have children from all over northern part of the country and others like Niger republic and Chad”
“Sometimes, some of the Almajiri children evacuated to their respective states come back even before our officials return back. Because the corresponding states have not taken the issue serious as we have done. So it is an issue that we have to go back to the drawing board,” Ganduje said.