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  • Updated: May 28, 2023

Sokoto Lawmaker Appreciates Buhari For Signing Almajiri Bill Into Law

Sokoto Lawmaker Appreciates Buhari For Signing Almajiri Bill

A Sokoto lawmaker has appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Almajiri and out-of-school children commission bill into law.

The lawmaker who is representing Bodinga-Dange Shuni-Tureta federal constituency, Balarabe Shehu Kakale, also congratulated stakeholders for the record achieved.

“A special thank you to President Muhammadu Buhari for this outstanding, glorious, and once-in-generation parting gift to the millions of beautiful little children of Nigeria and beyond.

“Congratulations to all stakeholders and citizens for this extraordinary feat to ensure justice, equity and inclusiveness in education in Nigeria where no child whether Almajiri or not shall ever be left behind again," Kakale said.

Kakale who was the sponsor of the bill alongside eighteen others said the Bill was titled “Bill for an Act to Establish National Commission for Almajiri Education and out of School Children to Provide for a Multimodal System of Education to Tackle the Menace of Illiteracy, Develop Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Programmes, Prevent Youth Poverty, Delinquency and Destitution in Nigeria; and for Related Matters (HB.2023),”

According to Daily Trust, the bill was signed by the president on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the lawmaker who was reacting to the development on Sunday, explained that the commission would provide entrepreneurship skills for the children through schools to reduce poverty rate in the country.

He said the Commission will “be responsible for providing skills acquisition and entrepreneurship programmes development for children and teenagers through schools to reduce the rate of poverty, and lessen delinquency and destitution in Nigeria”.

He further stated that the bill which was signed on Children's Day was a gift for the Nigerian Children. 

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