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Adeniyi Olugbemi, Sokoto

A university don, Malam Abdullahi Lamido, has proposed a “One Woman, One Orphan” model, to adopt vulnerable children of Boko Haram insurgency.

Presenting a paper on Muslim Women in the North East: Issues and Challenges (the way out), Lamido, a lecturer at the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Bayero University, Kano, said over 15 million Nigerians had been affected by the insurgency in the region.

He stated this at the just concluded 28th national conference of the Muslim Sisters Association of Nigeria, with the theme, “Muslim Women and Emerging Challenges,” held in Sokoto.

The conference was specifically organised to discuss issues and challenges faced by women in the north eastern states of Nigeria.

According to him, over $9.2bn worth of infrastructural damaged had also been recorded in the region sequel to insurgency.

Lamido in his appeal said, ”These innocent kids should be adopted as either national, state-owned children or by the United Nations, but care must be taken to respect their religion and culture.”

The lecturer further charged Muslim women to initiate what he called, “One Woman, One Orphan model.”

According to him, through this proposed model, orphans could be adopted by respective families, as well as train them, hence, attract abundant rewards from God.

Lamido also urged the Federal Government to, in collaboration with other stakeholders, prosecute anti-terror war to its logical conclusion.

He also advocated that mobile courts be set up to determine the cases of women who are uncertain of their status as either married or widows.

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