The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr. Zahra’u Muhammad-Umar, made the disclosure while repatriating the beggars in Kano on Monday
Hajiya Hafsat Baba, Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development in Kaduna State, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna, said the state equally received more than 1,000 Almajiri from other states.
The Executive Secretary of the commission, Tony Ojukwu, stated that the passage of the law by the states could help to address the problems associated with Almajiri.
This was made known by the spokesman of the Zamfara State Government, Yusuf Idris.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday asked the Federal Government to intervene and immediately halt the repatriation of the Almajiris to their states of origin.
The Northern Governors Forum has agreed to wipe out the Almajiri system of education from Northern Nigeria.
About two million Almajiris are roaming the streets of Zamfara State, according to the state Director of Budget, Alhaji Hamza Salisu.
The beggars, who are mainly groups of Almajiris, were seen at strategic places begging for alms in Suleja, Minna, Kotangora and other major towns of the state on Monday
The Kaduna State Government says it has set up a committee to collate data on the Almajiri population in the state.
The call followed a motion by Senator Sankara Abdullahi and 26 other senators on the menace of street begging and need to rehabilitate street beggars.
A Non Governmental Organization has started the registration of Almajiris in the country, saying it will help monitor their activities.
Two nine-year-old almajiri boys were in bed; well, on the floor actually, inside or beside a mosque or nondescript shack somewhere in Borno State, north east of Nigeria