President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the bill seeking to create a commission to cater to Almajiri and out-of-school children.
The Bill sponsored by Balarabe Shehu Kakale and 18 others is 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.”
When established, according to the bill sponsors, 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.”
According to a statement by Buhari’s Spokesperson, Garbaa Shehu, the president has subsequently approved the appointment of the outgoing Member of the House of Representatives for Kano Municipal, Hon. Sha’aban Sharada as Executive Secretary. Of the Commission.
Hon. Sharada has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano and a Master of Business Administration from University of Chichester, United Kingdom.
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