By Aminu Tudunwada
I was touched by a story posted on a social media (Facebook) of a young boy (ALMAJIRI) barely 10 years old who has cancer like rashes permeated some part of his buttocks and need at least a million naira for its treatment and return to normalcy,which was caused by forcing the boy to carnal use(Homosexual) by some scrupulous and heartless people.
For God sake what kind of loose society are we? Releasing a young kid to the grip like vice
Well this is a pre requisite back to the basic point, Almajiri system of education or the name Almajiri is term used to describe children who are sent from rural to urban areas to live with Islamic teachers known as Mallams,and acquire Kur’anic education and religious instruction which is prominent in the northern part of the country.
Kids and young adolescents are taken away from their mothers or siblings to the expose of
Sometime ago, i met a young boy that could not speak any
dialects of this nation or colonial language of English or French rather one
person told us by experience and familiar with tribal mark of the kid, he knew
the boy speaks Mandingo language perhaps he comes from Burkina
Faso,Guinea,Liberia or even Gambia, what cruelty is this?
According to a survey and United Nations data of 2017,there are 15 million Almajiris across the Northern part of this country and Kano alone takes the lion share percentage of over 2.5 million Almajiris roaming the nooks and crannies of its rural and urban areas.
The Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sunusi II, has being speaking about implications of nowadays Almajiri system and problems the challenges it poses to the society, hence the need to put all hands on deck to salvage and re organise the system for the benefits of all.
However many do not take the message of the monarch on this issue serious.
Consider this with growing complex nature of
Reforms the systems like it
Perhaps this will wake us and help us carve this out, if not still we are hobbling and wandering in the same place, instead of being a blessing and BOOM they bring, they may end becoming DOOM and curse upon our society.
Aminu Tudunwa is a practicing Journalist Based