...as it marks 2nd Annual Event in grand style
Wife of the Vice President, Dolapo Osinbajo, paid a visit to Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State, at the weekend, to attend the second annual event of Mass Literacy For The Less Privileged And The Almajiris Initiative (MALLPAI), a foundation of the governor of Kebbi state wife, Hajia Aisha Atiku Bagudu.
Mrs Osinbajo stressed the need for streets children to be taking care of as she said “if they were left on the streets, our nation is endanger, if they are happy, we would be happy, if they are hungry, sick, angry, they would be violence and the consequences would affect all us”. She said that both government, governors and all stakeholders should tame the menace before it goes beyond control.
Mrs. Osinbajo asked personalities, eminent Nigerians present at the Second Annual event by MALLPAI to contribute to the struggle to remove Almajiris from streets saying; “I need help, can you look at my eyes to know my needs? These children need me to assist them, can anyone of you help me on my needs?”
MALLPAI is an initiative of Hajiya Bagudu, which was established to eradicate illiteracy in communities, enrich the minds of the youth, add values to the lives of the less privileged and help develop unskilled women.
MALLPAI Foundation 2nd Annual Event which was tagged: “Building a sustainable Legacy on education for the Almajiris (less Privileged)”.
In his remarks, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said illiteracy and lack of basic education remain serious obstacles to Nigeria’s overall development.
The minister, represented by the Executive Secretary, National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-formal Education, Prof. Abba Abubakar Haladu, said the country has the highest proportion of out-of-school children.
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State commended wife of the Vice- President for her humanitarian service to uplift the less privilege in society and stressed that all Prophets of God preached seeking for education and render service to humanity.
He added that as stakeholders are making efforts to resolve Almajiris issues, they should not forget the children of herdsmen and fishermen who don’t attend both Arabic and western schools.
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