ONONUJU CALLS FOR ABOLITION OF THE ALMAJIRI SCHOOLS
A member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Katch Ononuju has called for the abolition of the Almajiri system of education in the northern part of the country.
“The United Nations recommends 26 per cent of your budget to education in developing countries. We spend less than 5.6 per cent of our national budget on education.
“The only good news I have heard today is a campaign I have been doing for the past 10 years that we must abolish the Almajiri system of education. Almaji and polygamy I will say are the two things that have kept Nigeria down.
“We should abolish Almajiri and pump more money and get the children into real schools. You cannot do anything that will help the children if you don’t avail them the logistics,” he said.
Speaking on security, Ononuju said the current administration has failed in addressing the challenges confronting the nation.
He accused the advisers of President Muhammadu Buhari of not giving him the right counsel with good economic priorities that will help the nation.
Ononuju’s comments come shortly after the National Economic Council disclosed that some groups like the Almajiri groups would be proscribed by the Federal Government.
Briefing governors at the meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno noted that the groups are becoming a problem to the society.