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From An Almajiri Boy Dan Yakubu To An Economics Graduate [Naijagist]

Few ever make something of themselves if they were once students of the Almajiri method of education but that cant be said about Dan Yakubu. Dan, a young Nigerian man is now being celebrated online in trending naija gist after beating the odds as an Alamajiri boy to make out something for himself in life.

His Story…

Yakubu is a graduate of BSc. Economics with Second Class Honours from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State. He is also a part of the 2019 Batch A Corp members that have just come out from the NYSC Orientation Camp. He went camping at the Kaiama NYSC Orientation Camp, Kolokuma LGA, Bayelsa State State.

When he was little, Dan Yakubu was separated from his family who are based in Potiskum, Yobe State and was taken to Kano to fend/beg for himself as an Almajiri.

During the course his begging (Almajiranci), Dan Yakubu ran into a kind-hearted generous Hajiya named ‘Fatima A. Modibbo’. The kindness of Fatima allowed her to instantly take interest in the little boy. She was also captivated by the boy’s brightness and smartness, she fostered him and singlehandedly sponsored his education right from primary school up to the level he found himself today.

Speaking, Hajiya Fatima who broke the news credited the feat to God, and narrated how she met him.

“Allahamdullah! My almajiri has finished his university degree, with second class lower in Economics. He’s serving in Bayelsa right now. He came to my house when he was about six years old, he had such an engaging smile and melodious voice when begging, that I took to him right away. The rest I can now say is history.

“His name is Dan Yakubu. “the Dan” in his name means there’s an older Yakubu in his school. He’s from Mamadou in Potiskum in Yobe State. I put him in school, while he continued with his informal education. He was like a sponge soaking in everything, from formal to informal, and now he’s a graduate. Allahamdullah Allahamdullah,” she said.

Interestingly, Dan Yakubu has already found and reunited with his family.

Hajiya Fatima, she stated; “Through his mallam, he was able to find his family. His father now late was a truck driver, his mother died in Saudi Arabia doing a menial job, but he has found his siblings.


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