President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that Almajiri children constitute social and security problems to Nigeria.
Lawan made this statement on Tuesday after Senator Adamu Aliero, representing Kebbi Central, raised motion on “The Need to Integrate Almajiri Education into Modern System of Education in Nigeria.”
He said, “We all know that the out-of-school-children are at the moment a big problem to us as a country.
“They constitute not only social problems but also security problems to some extent.
“Therefore, it is our responsibility to do whatever we can to ensure that they are enrolled in primary and secondary schools.”