Governor Nasir El-Rufai warn parents against Almajiri,promise to punish offenders

Governor Nasir El-Rufai warn parents against Almajiri,promise to punish offenders

Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has sent strong warning to parents who enroll their children into the Almajiri system, promising that any parent who ignores his message may end in jail. The governor gave the warning on Monday, May 25, when he visited some Almajiri children repatriated from Nasarawa state, and undergoing rehabilitation and

Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has sent strong warning to parents who enroll their children into the Almajiri system, promising that any parent who ignores his message may end in jail.

The governor gave the warning on Monday, May 25, when he visited some Almajiri children repatriated from Nasarawa state, and undergoing rehabilitation and optical screening at Government College, Kurmin Mashi, Kaduna.

The governor said any Islamic cleric who enrolls any child into the Almajiri system would also be prosecuted and jailed as well as fined N100,000 or N200,000 per child.

El-Rufai also promised the people that the state would continue in its efforts to offer a better future for the children.

He went further to assure them, that the Ministry of Human Services and Social Development (MHSSD), as well as the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) would closely monitor the progress of the children and ensure that none of them leaves their locality until the completion of primary and junior secondary school.

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