A few hours ago, I came across a tweet that is making the rounds on social media after a northerner revealed what out of school children are facing in the northern part of Nigeria. It is no news that we have “Almajiris” in almost all the major cities in the country.
These are children who are supposed to be in school learning but because of the economic situation they are on the streets and major highway in cities, begging for money to survive. However, the situation is becoming worrisome as we keep seeing them flood the streets, little or nothing is being done about it.
As a matter of fact, these are children Nigeria sees as the leaders of tomorrow but in a situation where they are left stranded and uneducated, the future becomes uncertain for them.
According to the tweet by Dr Ahmad Adamu, the children are no longer begging for food but money. The government has a responsibility of taking care of its citizens. If not for anything, provision of basic amenities to make life easier and comfortable. See his tweet below;
“One of the most scary things in Northern Nigeria is that millions of children that supposed to be in school are now roaming the streets begging for money, no longer for food. A child is now exposed to demand for money, not education. Imagine how the desperation will keep building”
He further added that “in population Management, we have to fix family size according to the household's income level. So, that the family could handle their primary responsibility, and then it becomes easier for govt to finish the rest. The whole country must grow its population to match its resources.”
In his response to the tweet, Muhammadu Nasiru said, "The few parents that are sending their wards to school will hitherto find it difficult because of Melinarians attitude towards schools in the interior. This is one of the effects of un-urbanizing our rural areas when it can be done comfortably, we left ourselves down and now look."
See other people's reactions below after the tweet went viral on social media;
What do you think is the cause of this menace in our society today? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section of this article.
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