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Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by jarawa: 6:22am On Feb 29, 2020
At a dumpsite located along Court Road, Gyadi-Gyadi, Daily Trust reporter caught up with 12-year-old Auwal Mohammed. Auwal, an almajiri, says “Since the state government does not want to see us on the streets, this is the only option available to us. We glean through this refuse dump for anything that could be of use to us either as food or clothing.

At the end of the day, some of us get clothing, foot wears and food from here.” He said since the ban on street begging by the Kano State government, majority of them especially those below the age of 10 have been facing serious difficulty in feeding since they are not old enough to do menial jobs to get money for self-sustenance. Auwal makes about N200 daily from iron and plastic materials he picks from the refuse dump.

Similarly, Usman Adamu, a resident of Mahuta in Katsina State, said since he came to Kano about two years ago, his major means of livelihood has been alms from well-spirited individuals. Following the ban on street begging, Usman says he is forced to resort to scavenging for survival. He makes at least N150 from the refuse dump every day.

The Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Tuesday made a pronouncement banning street begging in the state, saying any father whose child was caught begging in the state would face the wrath of the law, as government would not hesitate in prosecuting any erring parent. However, shedding light on the statement, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar, said the general public should understand between policy statement and implementation of a policy, noting that “What happened at the Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium is nothing but a policy pronouncement.”

Anwar explained that the state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, only made a policy statement regarding the ban on street begging, noting that programmes that would make smooth implementation of the policy were underway. The issue of Almajiri Street begging has over the decades been a source of concern to successive governments in Kano State. Moreover, various attempts to address the issue have been adopted by different governments before the recent ban. It would be recalled that a concept of Islamiyya Qur’anic and Tsangaya Education (IQTE) was introduced.

It was a system where conventional education is integrated into the Islamiyya and Quránic school system with feeding support all in an attempt to reduce the Almajiri roaming the streets of Kano. In 2016, the Kano State government made provision of N150m in the 2016 Budget to be expended in IQTE as part of the state’s commitment to the development of education in the state and as a measure to incorporate the Almajiri in 16 local governments of the state operating the IQTE schools.

According to the 2010 Ministerial Committee’s report on Madrasah, the Almajiri constitute the largest group of out-of-school children in Nigeria. And in order to reduce inequality and provide access to qualitative education to these segregated classes of children, the Federal Government set up a Committee on Implementation of Almajiri Education Programme and charged it with the responsibility of ensuring that these Almajirai are integrated into the Universal Basic Education Programme.

This is without prejudice to their acquiring a sound mastery of Qur’anic Knowledge. While some residents have commended the governor for taking the bold decision to tackle the ugly trend of street begging in the state, others not only criticized the move, but described it as political, saying successive government have also made similar pronouncement but failed at implementation.

However, following the mixed reaction expressed by different sectors in the state, Special Adviser to the Kano State Governor on Child Welfare and Women Mobilization, Hajiya Fatima Abdullahi Dala, issued a statement stating that the decision of the Kano State government was in good faith, without any prejudice or sentiment against any group of people, or class of individuals but in line with the commitment and unrelenting passion of the Kano State governor to uplift, safeguard and secure the lives and promote the welfare of the children in the state.

According to Malam Isa Usaini, an operator of Almajiri school in Hotoro area of Nassarawa Local Government Area, his school has about 26 students and none of these students was brought to the school with any food item. Some of the students came to the school with only one or two pairs of clothings. He further revealed that his students still go out to beg for food as he and the children have no alternative. According to him, “Now that they have banned begging, I will allow them to go back to their parents.

To be honest with you, I feel relieved and free to send them back to their parents with the strong reason that government has banned begging.” However, one of his students, 9-year-old Umar Abdu Gofaru, told Daily Trust Saturday that he doesn’t want to return to his parents because life here is far better that life at his home. Another teacher of an Almajiri school, Malam Haruna Ali, said no one can stop Almajiri from begging. He has about 41 students and says he will not return any of them, as stopping them from begging is like stopping them from studying about their religion.

On his part, the chairman of the Kano State chapter of the Council of Ulama, Sheikh Ibrahim Khaleel, viewed the decision of the Kano government on street begging as nothing but mere pronouncement. Addressing a press conference, Sheikh Khaleel lamented that government was not serious about the issue of street begging, noting that “this is not a proper way of handling this issue because right steps have not been taken on the issue.

Historical evidences on the ban of street begging are there to testify that the governor is just not serious about this issue. “If we view the history of banning street begging since the time of Sir Ahmadu Bello, efforts to ban street begging were opposed by the Ulama who saw it as a way of keeping people away from Quranic or religious studies because the issue was at that time politicised.”

The scholar further recalled that during Governor Audu Bako’s administration, Alhaji Muhammadu Ibrahim, father of former Education minister Prof Ruqayyah, initiated good plans to curtail street begging, but it was also politicised.” Subsequently, the military administration of Ndatsu Umaru had established a committee of prominent Islamic scholars made up of Sheikh Isah Waziri, Ibrahim Umar Kabo, Rabi Wali, among others, with a view to tackle the issue of street begging in the state.

“As the committee resumed work, Ndatsu was transferred from Kano State and the move died naturally. After the return of democracy, many governments have made efforts to address this problem but all were in vain due to some reasons. Sheikh Ibrahim insisted that the right steps to ensure effective ban on street begging in the state have not been taken by the government, hence the failure.

“The right steps to follow include firstly, the real Quranic scholars who are really manning Tsangaya and Qur’anic schools in the state have to be identified. Thi is because there are street beggers who are really Quranic students, and there are those sent by their parents from the rural areas to come and beg in the urban areas. There are also physically challenged persons who engage in street begging because of their deformity. So, all these have to be identified first and categorized.”

Source: https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/ban-on-street-begging-forces-almajiri-to-dumpsites.html

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by johncallidon(m): 6:26am On Feb 29, 2020
cheesy nice development.

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by money121(m): 6:42am On Feb 29, 2020
Better
No food for lazy man

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by sinistermind(m): 6:56am On Feb 29, 2020
Just imagine, it is obvious that this kids are brought up with the sole aim to beg for alms to survive and not work hard to earn a living. For this reason, the enlightened northern elites will be there to exploit these people as they seem fit.

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by NextD18: 7:01am On Feb 29, 2020
The problem and major cause of poverty in the North is that most parents there are illiterate and lazy at the same time.

They only focus and channel all their strength on Religion without thinking for the betterment of their kids and family.

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by helinues: 7:05am On Feb 29, 2020
The funniest part about those beggars, not all of them are disable..

No food for lazy man moreover it is not a must to live in the city.. Let them return back to their respective states..

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by SpecialAdviser(m): 7:09am On Feb 29, 2020
Is okay. At least they are working now.

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by juvewalex(m): 7:11am On Feb 29, 2020
That's their problem not mine, why would someone have so much kids which he/she can't cater for coupled with one useless religious belief.

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by ajebuter(f): 7:19am On Feb 29, 2020
How a sane person would bring a child into the world to live like this is beyond my comprehension!

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by mushystuff: 7:36am On Feb 29, 2020
Another teacher of an Almajiri school, Malam Haruna Ali, said no one can stop Almajiri from begging. He has about 41 students and says he will not return any of them, as stopping them from begging is like stopping them from studying about their religion
Really? Is this what islam is about? Begging and constituting nuisance to the society or is this just contrived ignorance? If a teacher has this mindset how can his pupils and wards ever amount to anything good?

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by ChoCho54(f): 7:40am On Feb 29, 2020
ajebuter:
How a sane person would bring a child into the world to live like this is beyond my comprehension!
Ask Arrewa posting pictures of the elites to decieve himself. grin

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by Supan(m): 7:55am On Feb 29, 2020
NextD18:
The problem and major cause of poverty in the North is that most parents there are illiterate and lazy at the same time.

They only focus and channel all their strength on Religion without thinking for the betterment of their kids and family.

The core north should address their deceitful policy of reckless procreation to dominate in population and election. Over 70% of its population are unproductive.

When they come of age, they become a nuisance to the society. Kidnappers, robbers, joining BH. The previledge ones will be sent down to south for gateman, mai ruwa, mai shayi, mai anything.

My heart goes out to these kids. This is so degrading to humanity. It's an eye sore on the road here in PH.

How can you explain to your kids in the car when their fellow kids come around and start begging with rags?

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by Supan(m): 7:56am On Feb 29, 2020
ChoCho54:
Ask Arrewa posting pictures of the elites to decieve himself. grin

Arrewa will tell you, they are Nigeriens and Chadians... scum of a people

The few NGOs that occasionally reach out to them are even southern owned. Yet their learned colleagues like arrewa them will never be grateful. Keep on hating the south. It will consume you all totally and it's doing so already.

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by MONIKERREVEALER: 7:59am On Feb 29, 2020
ChoCho54:
Ask Arrewa posting pictures of the elites to decieve himself. grin

Thanks a million my brother!!!

Where is that arrewa sef wey talk say nothing like almajiris for kano?!!!

Just broke down in sorrow at the emboldened below;

"At a dumpsite located along Court Road, Gyadi-Gyadi, Daily Trust reporter caught up with 12-year-old Auwal Mohammed. Auwal, an almajiri, says “Since the state government does not want to see us on the streets, this is the only option available to us. We glean through this refuse dump for anything that could be of use to us either as food or clothing. "

Arrewa, e no go better for you so-called "elites" in the north if una no adopt at least one almajiri each and take care of them properly!!!

Zoo must fall!!!

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by shugabasbn: 8:01am On Feb 29, 2020
Sending those innocent boys back to their parents is the best options.

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by Awol1(m): 8:04am On Feb 29, 2020
You can order Almajiri out of begging but you definitely can't order begging out of Almajiri.

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by MONIKERREVEALER: 8:04am On Feb 29, 2020
I am really sorry for the north when these kids will have grown up and then begin to remember how they were rejected by the society as kids and relegated to the refuse dumps!!!

The kind antisocial behavior them go dey exhibit for north no go dey funny at all!!!

Zoo must fall!!!

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by Supan(m): 8:18am On Feb 29, 2020
shugabasbn:
Sending those innocent boys back to their parents is the best options.

Who are their parents? Mai shayi, kidnappers, robbers etc. Most of them don't even know their mothers talk less of their father. Forget talk! This is painful, I cried during my service year in Kebbi.

This country has long entered trouble with North's unproductive overpopulation. Yet when you talk about it. Their govt will say, Allah said this, Mohammed said that...Restructure? No way.

Their continued union with South and middle belt is taking us to the negative on the balance sheet.

If they don't want to be redeemed from their woes, they should be left alone to perish.

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by Okoroawusa: 8:19am On Feb 29, 2020
The Northern Elites are the problems of the North. If becoming an Almajiri is religious why are the children of Atiku, Babangida, Buhari, Ganduje n co not in the Almajiri System. Abi are they not Muslims?

I was watching a YouTube video on the Almajiri System n I discovered that it is also a problem in Senegal. Why Black African Muslims? Are they better Muslims than those in Morroco, Algeria, Tunisia?

Thank you Ganduje but a policy pronouncement is far different from a policy implementation as one Alhaji said up in the post.
Will this work? Only time will tell

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by falcon01: 8:47am On Feb 29, 2020
sins of their fathers, thier only option is rags

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by cocolacec(m): 9:26am On Feb 29, 2020
mushystuff:

Really? Is this what islam is about? Begging and constituting nuisance to the society or is this just contrived ignorance? If a teacher has this mindset how can his pupils and wards ever amount to anything good?

If Islam was like that how come Arabs dont have almajiri or the Southwest ?

Almajiri is a cultural and political tool that was created to control and manipulate the downtrodden.

Just like agbero lifestyle is fashionable to our youths in Southwest nowadays.

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by Arrewa: 9:29am On Feb 29, 2020
Supan:


Arrewa will tell you, they are Nigerians and Chadians... scum of a people

The few NGOs that occasionally reach out to them are even southern owned. Yet their learned colleagues like arrewa them will never be grateful. Keep on hating the south. It will consume you all totally and it's doing so already.
keep energising yourselves with fake news... Every single alimjiri is being taking back to their parents

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by Arrewa: 9:34am On Feb 29, 2020
ChoCho54:
Ask Arrewa posting pictures of the elites to decieve himself. grin
why do you adore fake news so much

You should even be more concern about your region...

Underdevelopment is seriously hitting your region...
Northerners are making effort in solving their problems... You what are doing to stop the Underdevelopment that is hitting your region Do you have clean water?? Diseases and poverty is waxing stronger in your region... Why are you not concern about that...??

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by helinues: 9:37am On Feb 29, 2020
Arrewa:
Fake news

So beggars have association?

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by Arrewa: 9:41am On Feb 29, 2020
MONIKERREVEALER:


Thanks a million my brother!!!

Where is that arrewa sef wey talk say nothing like almajiris for kano?!!!

Just broke down in sorrow at the emboldened below;

"At a dumpsite located along Court Road, Gyadi-Gyadi, Daily Trust reporter caught up with 12-year-old Auwal Mohammed. Auwal, an almajiri, says “Since the state government does not want to see us on the streets, this is the only option available to us. We glean through this refuse dump for anything that could be of use to us either as food or clothing. "

Arrewa, e no go better for you so-called "elites" in the north if una no adopt at least one almajiri each and take care of them properly!!!

Zoo must fall!!!
Almajiri system in the north is dying a natural death even before Ganduje officially ban their activities...

This news is fake as Aba product... You guys will just sit somewhere to fabricate fake news just to prove to your gullible brothers that the north is poor and not better than the south east

Now let me burst your head... With or without almajiri.... Kano alone is by far better than all the south south and south east states put together

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by Arrewa: 9:44am On Feb 29, 2020
ChoCho54:
Ask Arrewa posting pictures of the elites to decieve himself. grin
you should be more concern about this... Not almajiri system that our leaders are already seriously working on...

You should be more concern about your region and hold your selfish politicians accountable

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by Supan(m): 9:44am On Feb 29, 2020
Arrewa:
keep energising yourselves with fake news... Every single alimjiri is being taking back to their parents

As much as I like this... Be informed that this tempo can be sustained by determination to stop gandollaring state funds...

Your core north govts should stop embezzling funds meant for the developments of its people and region.

We all love to see a better north where children all go to school and engage in meaningful venture.

Peace bro

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by Arrewa: 9:50am On Feb 29, 2020
Supan:


As much as I like this... Be informed that this tempo can be sustained by determination to stop gandollaring state funds...

Your core north govts should stop embezzling funds meant for the developments of its people and region.

We all love to see a better north where children all go to school and engage in meaningful venture.

Peace bro
the north is getting better and keep getting better.. At least our leaders are now waking up and doing what they're are supposed to do... But what I don't understand is these propaganda and fabricated fake news used in energising ipob thugs to have cheap point in insulting the north... Instead of facing their region that is being ruin by their selfish politicians! Their problem is north... They don't have good roads, they don't have clean water, they have large number of beggars in abakiliki yet their problem is north... Always on Nairaland fabricating fake news about the north

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Re: Ban On Street Begging Forces Almajiri To Dumpsites In Kano by MONIKERREVEALER: 9:56am On Feb 29, 2020
Arrewa:
Almajiri system in the north is dying a natural death even before Ganduje officially ban their activities...

This news is fake as Aba product... You guys will just sit somehow to fabricate fake news just to prove to your gullible brothers that the north is poor and not better than the south east

Now let me burst your head... With or without almajiri.... Kano alone is by far better than all the south south and south east states put together

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