Katsina State Government has commended the foresight of its Kano counterpart for the repatriation of 489 Almajiris to their states.
Safe repatriation of Almajiris: KTSG doffs hat to KNSG
Making the commendation on behalf of the government, the Secretary to the Katsina State Government (SSG), Dr. Mustapha Inuwa, described the gesture as a historic one that would further improve the long existing relationship between the two states.
The SSG, who received the Kano delegation at Gidan Mutum Daya boarder, said that his government would remain grateful for such wonderful and rewarding venture embarked by “our sister state.”
“It is our duty to go and evacuate our boys back home but because of the magnanimity of Kano State, they relieved us by returning them back to us safely,” he explained.
While thanking the Kano’s education commissioner for a well coordination of the repatriation activities, he urged parents to ensure that they handle their children with maximum carefulness.
He observed that parents must stand to their responsibilities by giving their children sound and moral upbringing, so that they could be useful to the society.
Speaking earlier, Kano State Commissioner of Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru had said that the aim of the exercise was to bring sanity on Tsangaya and Qur’anic school system of the state.
He disclosed that some of the Ulama have voluntarily released the Almajiris so as to support the state government in its bid to decongest the schools.
The commissioner added that in addition to those returned to Katsina, there were other hundreds of Almajiris that would be evacuated to other states.
He then thanked the government of Katsina for their understanding and willingness to take over their children, a statement by Chief Public Relations Officer of the ministry, Aliyu Yusuf has disclosed.