Governor Uzodinma Approves the Establishment of 15 Almajiri Schools in IMO State


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The IMO State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma has approved the establishment of 15 Almajiti Schools in Imo State.

Eagle Media TV Nigeria report that Oguwike Nwachuku, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor on Media Adviser disclosed the development yesterday 21st of May 2021, in a Statement.

According to Eagle Media TV Nigeria, Nwachuku, said that the Governor also "sue for peace in the State".

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The Statement read

Sues for Peace in Imo State
The Executive Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma, has given approval for the immediate establishment of fifteen Almajiri schools in Imo State. The three senatorial districts are to have five in each of them.

This approval was given through a memo to the Imo State Universal Basic Education Board (IMSUBEB) dated Thursday, May 21, 2020. The Governor expressed satisfaction with the increase in the population of Almajiris in Imo State, and said the influx of Almajiris shows that the Government of Shared Prosperity has transformed Imo into the most attractive state in Nigeria.

The Governor also vowed to defend the unity of Nigeria with everything he has, and urged Imo people to see the Almajiris are their brothers and sisters, and to live in peace with them. According to him, an Almajiri is a citizen of Nigeria and he can reside anywhere in Imo State, and if he wishes he can contest for public office. He further explained that the rationale for the Almajiri school program is to increase their capacity to participate effectively in all aspects of socio-political life in Imo State.

If the report is true then The governor become the first to accept Almajiri in Nigeria, after the north who are the originator and breeder of Amajiri rejected them.

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Meanwhile another Media report, has debunk the report stating it as fake news.

GWG news in a report, also claimed that Oguwike Nwachuku, while reacting to Eagle Media TV Nigeria report, said that the news is fake.

GWG report below

He said:

“Please be on the watch out for a FAKE NEWS linking Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State to approval of 15 Almajiri Schools in the state and treat as trash and coming from misguided detractors and agents of destabilisation.

“Also, please don’t hesitate to be mindful of their wicked intention to undermine the reputation of your hard-earned organisation with such FAKE NEWS.”

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