Senator Rochas Okorocha has advised Northern governors on their stance on almajiri children which are getting deported to their states of origin.
The deportation has been as a result of the coronavirus pandemic with the governors saying the move will help curb the spread of the virus.
The governors also believe that the almajiri system has outlived its usefulness and is now being abused with the children left to beg on the streets.
“Many of our prominent people now, were once, Almajiri,” Okorocha told BBC Hausa.
“Help to educate these children, give them jobs, who knows one of them could be a President someday,” he said.
He went on to blame poverty and hunger as a major problem and not the almajiri system.
He explained further that “The system had its origin from the migration of Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. When he migrated from Mecca, some people followed him in search of knowledge and they were catered for. They were not left hungry. They were fed.”
Okorocha also advised that the children should be subjected to care to enhance their standard of living.
“Some of us have excess that others don’t need. Channel such towards enhancing the living standard of such children. They are our children,” he added.
A full list of the 20 local government areas in Nigeria with the highest cases of COVID-19 in the country, has been released in a recent report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The released list highlighted how the Lagos Mainland council has the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 1,274, followed closely by Abuja Municipal council with 536 cases, Mushin Local Government Area in Lagos with 458 cases, Eti-Osa Local Government Area in Lagos with 403 cases, and Tarauni in Kano State with 248 cases of COVID-19.
The report was shared before the confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country shot up to 10,578 after the NCDC confirmed 307 new cases on Sunday night and 416 new cases on Monday night.
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Nigerian Billionaire, Femi Otedola has taken to his official Instagram page to celebrate his only son, Fewa on his birthday. According to the 57 year he loves his son so much.
Sharing a picture of himself and his autistic son, the business mogul wrote "Happy Birthday to my boy Fewa! Papa Loves you so much .…F.Ote"
Fewa Otedola is the only son of one of Africa’s richest men and CEO of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola.
DJ Switch has taken to social media to break silence on how she was violated at the age of 11 by her uncle who was a Catholic priest.
Her post comes amid cries from Nigerians calling for justice for Uwaila Omozuwa, a UNIBEN student who was raped and killed inside a church in Edo State.
DJ Switch also revealed that this is the first time she will be sharing the experience which makes her lay a curse on rapists.
She shared: "I hadn't posted about this in particular cus it was hard for me personally but I must say my story and be free of it! When people say "what did she wear?" "Where did she go?" "Why was she alone"? I curse those people! I've never told...