Almajiri: Declare child destitution, begging national emergency, Reps tell FG



Members of the House of Representatives have asked the federal government to declare child destitution and begging a national emergency.

They also called on the governments at all levels to ensure that children were provided with opportunities to access basic education as guaranteed by the United Nations Convention;

 While urging the Federal Ministry of Education to integrate the Almajiri Education System into the Universal Basic Education Programme, the members also called on the Office of the Vice-President to, in collaboration with States’ relevant institutions, conduct a census of Almajiri schools and headcount of the destitute children with the view to enrolling them in the on-going National Home-grown School Feeding Programme.

PRODUCED/OLOLADE SANYAOLU/

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