All Orphans Created by Bandits, ISWAP, Boko Haram are Mine- Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared the orphans of insurgency to be his children.

Abubakar made the announcement on Saturday at an Eid-el-Fitr meal for UK Jarma Academy students in Sokoto State.

The school, founded by Umarun Kwabo, a philanthropist from Sokoto, has 171 orphans from Borno, Yobe, and Sokoto states.

They include 117 orphans from Borno, 21 from Yobe, and 33 from Sokoto who are being sponsored by the donor to pursue higher education.

The Sultan of Sokoto claims that because he is their father, the children are no longer orphans. “We will continue to make sure that these youngsters have a comfortable life because we are their parents and they are our children.”

Abubakar also urged academics to continue spreading awareness about the importance of society supporting orphans.

“If our society supports the gesture, it will greatly minimize the unsightly issue of rampant begging over our realm,” he stated.

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The Sultan thanked the children’s sponsor and urged the Sokoto State Government and others to continue supporting the program.

Governor Aminu Tambuwal, who was represented by his Deputy, Munir Dan’iya, promised orphans that his administration was committed to their help.

He thanked Mr Kwabo for continuing to support the project and urged others to follow suit.

The school’s owner had previously stated that the gesture was part of his commitment to inspire society to help orphans around the country.

This project is intended to send a message to all Nigerians.” “I am confident that no matter how small a contribution, one may help to alleviate the burden of a single orphan in society,” Mr Kwabo added.

Mohammed Maidoki, Chairman of the UK Jarma Management Board, also thanked the sponsor for looking for the youngsters.

Mr Maidoki stated that they had since participated in a variety of skill learning programs, including tailoring, phone repair, and knitting.

(NAN)

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