Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai Thursday restated the commitment of Northern governors to ending the Almajiri system.
The governor who spoke during an interview with Channels revealed that the state had repatriated over 30,000 almajiri children while 169, who are originally from Kaduna State, had been received from Kano.
“We have sent back over 30,000 almajiri children and we are happy to receive any almajiri from any state. We have received 169 from Kano and we have immediately quarantined them. 65 are positive for Coronavirus.
“The Northern state governors took a collective decision at the meeting we had that we will end almajiri system completely and part of the step was to repatriate them back to their states of origin while each state government will return them to their parents and back to school.
“Northern governors are determined to end this system once and for all because it has not worked for our part of the country, it has been a source of problem for the rest of the country and we are determined to end it.
“We are ready to face anyone that wants to confront us on this matter and we are going to implement it to the letter. We are ready for any backlash but we do not think we should mortgage the future of our children and put our nation at risk with the continuation of this system,” he said.