There are 2 million Almajiri in Zamfara

Zamfara state’s Director of Budget, Alhaji Hamza Salisu, has said there are about two million Almajiris roaming the streets in the state.

Salisu disclosed this in Gusau, at a meeting on Child Development Grant Programme and Strengthening Social Protection System in the state, organised by Save the Children International. “

Based on the data available to us, there are about two million almajiris across the state which we consider as a big threat to the future development of our dear state. “Though government has the power to come up with policies to tackle almajiri issues, but at individuals’ levels, groups and associations, we have to also contribute in sensitising members of the public in this regard,” Salisu said.

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