By Harry Awurumibe, State House, Abuja
Again, Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has advocated for a strict policy to compel parents to take responsibility for their children and wives.
The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor is also seeking for a jail term for irresponsible fathers especially those who send their children to beg on the streets in the name of Almajiri system.
Emir Sanusi said this in his keynote address today at the Joint National Conference of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Future Assured Initiative with the theme: “Repositioning the Muslim Family for National Development” held at Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja
Emir Sanusi, admonished men to take full responsibility for their marriages, especially in economic terms, by marrying only when they can take care of a wife and bear only children they can cater for.
The Royal Father who has been very vocal against marrying many wives and the Almajiri system challenged the State Governors and States Houses of Assemblies to make laws which will regulate some of the vices like Out of School Children aka Almajiri system, divorces and drug issues in the society.
Said he, “I will suggest that henceforth any man who wants to divorce his wife should be ready to leave the house for her and the children. I am advocating that men should send their children to go and beg for alms instead let man go and beg to feed the children”.
He also suggested that Almajiris should not be arrested in the streets, arguing that their fathers should instead be made to face the music.