Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on Northern leaders not to resurrect the Almajiri institution after the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Igbo socio-cultural organisation noted that the structure is abused by some norther leaders, he called on the leaders to rehabilitate the Almajiris rather than encourage them to flee to the South.
This is coming after security operatives attached to the COVID-19 lockdown enforcement team in Abia State intercepted a truckload of Almajiris to the state.
The group in a statement released through its spokesperson, Chuks Ibegbu, warned against any plan by Boko Haram elements to take advantage of the Almajiri movement to the South to perpetrate any violence.
“Nobody should test our(citizens) will in any form. We call on the federal government to ensure the COVID-19 lockdown palliatives and support is spread equitably round the country. The Abacha loot should be properly disbursed; we wonder how the Late Military dictator could steal this kind of public funds undetected”.
The group further stated that President Muhammadu Buhari should be succeeded by an Igbo man in 2023 for justice, equity and fair play.
Ohanaeze urges all political stakeholders in Nigeria to ensure the Presidency is zoned to Igbo extraction in 2023.
Ohanaeze further restated it’s full commitment to the restructuring of Nigeria as that will be the ultimate panacea to her multifarious challenges.