Worried by the increasing number of street children aka Almajiris in the
North, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has called on Northerners
to give birth to only the number of children they can cater for.
The monarch said this when he spoke at the 60th Anniversary, Founder’s Day Lecture and Magazine Launch of Kaduna Capital School.
“You are allowed to marry two wives if you can maintain them. You are
also allowed to produce 100 children if you can maintain and educate
them, but if you cannot, please marry the number of wives you can
maintain and produce the number of children you can take care of. We are
obsessed by number as anything produced en masse is cheap. We have
produced all these children like commodities They are there on the
streets and that is why they die and people don’t care because they have
no value. They are also on drugs and people don’t care” he said