FG Urged To Address Educational, Nutritional, Security Situation Of Almajiri In Nigeria

THE Almajiri Child Right Advocates, on Saturday, called on the Federal Government to immediately set up a multi-stakeholders task team to come up with a unified position on how to address the social, educational, nutritional and security situation of the Almajiri children in the northern part of the country. The group, who also called for medium-term enlightenment plan for building consensus with actors and benefactors, further implored the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) commission to work with the affected country to initiate and amend policies that would address the regional implication of ungoverned borders as evidence suggests that migration accounts for a large number of the street begging population in places like Borno State where an estimated one million Almajiri reside…

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