Renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, cautioned the federal and state governments against banning the Almajiri system of education.
The cleric declared that the Almajiris have their constitutional right to practice their religion without any hindrance.
Speaking at the end of a meeting of Tsangaya school proprietors, Sheikh Bauchi made a case for Almajiris to be allowed to continue with their Qur’anic education under their respective teachers.
This, according to him, is because the Almajiris, like any other Nigerian citizen, has the right not only to practice their religion but also reside wherever they want in the country as guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He declared that the Tsangaya teachers would not tolerate their rights being violated by banning the Almajiri system of education and evacuation of Almajiris from one place to another.