ANGLICANS in the Diocese On The Coast have lauded the move by the Federal Government to rehabilitate the Almajiris in the northern part of the country, but preferred that they be trained under the Universal Basic Education (UBE) programme or the regular schools to realise the goal of educating them.
In a statement issued at the end of its just-concluded Synod, the Anglicans said rather than creating a special school system for the Almajiris, it is better to accommodate them in the regular schools that will see them mixing with pupils from other religious faith and ethnic backgrounds as a way of making them tolerant of others, widening their world view and making them relate progressively with other members of the society.
The Synod lamented the level of bloodshed in the country, particularly since the insurgence of the Boko Haram sect and urged all Nigerians and groups to assist security agencies in efforts at tackling insecurity, noting that “as long as we see the uniform men as the only security agents, the county will continue to be enmeshed in terrible criminal activities, including terrorism.”
The Synod, which was held at the St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, Ode-Aye in Okitipupa Local Council, Ondo State and presided over by the Bishop, Rt. Rev. Ebunoluwa Ogunele, called for “constant prayers for Nigeria to avert the danger that looms almost daily in the country.”