Tinubu names new team for Almajiri and Out-of-School Children Education Commission

President Bola Tinubu has authorised the appointment of new members to the National Commission for Almajiri and Out-of-School Children Education.

Brig.-Gen. Lawal Ja’afar Isa, a retired general, will serve as the Commission’s Chairman of the Board, with Dr. Idris Sani serving as Executive Secretary and CEO.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, issued the statement on Monday in Abuja.

He stated that Ja’afar-Isa is a recognised leader who previously served as the Military Administrator of Kaduna State from 1993 to 1996.

Ngelale said Sani holds a master’s and doctorate degrees in Islamic studies and was the Director-General, Al-Iman School, Lafia; Commissioner, Basic/Secondary Education, Yobe State; and the Chairman, Nigerian Arabic Language Village, Borno State.

He is also a member, Nasarawa State Government Committee on Enlightenment Campaign, and Secretary-General, Association of Private Schools in Nasarawa state.

“The President expects that the new appointees will bring their vast experience into the management of this critical Commission, which impacts the very core of society.

“They should ensure that the administration’s drive to guarantee Nigeria’s out-of-school children the most comprehensive education is realised in the superseding interest of the nation’s future,” he said.