Governor Simon Bako Lalong Sets Up A Committee For The Immediate Disbandment Of The Almajiri System In The State

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Governor Lalong Inaugurates A New Man Committee Responsible For The Disbandment Of The Almajiri System in Plateau

Plateau state Government has earlier today 24th April, 2020 inaugurated a committee responsible for the ban on Amajiri System in Plateau state.
Plateau state Governor Simon Bako lalong, was represented at the occasion by the Secretary to the Government of the State, Prof Danladi Atu who Said this was as a result of the realization of the Social challenges associated with the and the rising alarm and impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic ravaging the world , the Northern States Governors’ Forum at its meeting held on 21st April, 2020 unanimously adopt the ban of the system and that the children be evacuated back to their respective States of origin.

In reference to this collective decision, Governor Lalong has directed the immediate profile tracing and return of all the Almajiris from the State to their respective States of origin to reunite with their families or guardians

Consequently, the Governor approved the setting up of a Committee to execute this assignment, following the participation of :

-Colonel Salihu Inusa (Rtd) – Chairman
-Col. Awal Suleiman (Rtd) – Member
-Alh. Ahmadu -Mohammad Deba
-Alh. Salihu Gyabe
-Alh. Sani Mudi
-Alh. Sabo Umar Shuaibu
-Chairman Jos North LGA
-Chairman Jos South LGA
-Chairman Mangu LGA
-Chairman Kanam LGA
-Chairman Shendam LGA
-Chairman Q/Pan
Hajia Halima Muktar Nakande
Permanent Secretary (CSS) – Secretary

The committee was inaugurated with the following terms of reference

  1. To search and establish records of Almajiris within Jos-Bukuru Metropolis and other parts of the State.
  2. To identify the indigenous Almajiris and recommend appropriate measures for enrolment into conventional and registered schools, Vocational Training Centers or Islamic Institutions;
  3. To identify the category of Almajiris from other parts of the Federation or neighbouring countries recommend them for return to their various States or counties of origin
  4. To identify and recommend any Community Leader, Parent or Cleric who resists the ban on Almajiri in the State for appropriate disciplinary action;
    Any other responsibility critical to the realization of the set objectives.

It is hoped that the Committee will work succinctly towards achieving the desired results in the interest of the Children and the overall benefit of the State

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