The House of Representatives has directed the Federal Government to end the repatriation of Almajiri children to their states of origin.
The lawmakers reached the resolution on Tuesday May 12, following a motion sponsored by a member of the House, Aishatu Dukku. . The movement which is a violation of the interstate travel ban has been witnessed in different states in the last few days
Dukku who expressed concern over the way the kids are being transported to their state of origin, stressed that it is against the fundamental human right which allows Nigerians to reside in any part of the country they like.
According to her, the process is dehumanising and stressful as the children are packed in a vehicle in the scorching sun.
The lawmakers also reached a resolution of telling Northern governors to ensure that Almajiri children are captured in the Universal Basic and Technical Education System.