The Arewa Consultative Forum has backed the Federal Government’s moves to ban the Almajiri system in the North.

The spokesman for the ACF, Muhammad Ibrahim-Biu, in a statement, said the group would support efforts to boost western education in the region.

However, the forum said not all children begging on the streets in the North were almajiris.

According to him, the President’s appeal to state governments to provide free, compulsory and universal basic education for every child of school age is in order.

He said the forum wishes to associate itself with President Buhari’s concern for the nation to overhaul the almajiri system for school that will provide free and compulsory education across the country.