Inspiring Story of an ‘Alamajiri’ who is Now an Economics Graduate (Photos)

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A certain Nigerian man who hails from the Northern part of the country, is being celebrated online after beating the odds as an Alamijiri to make out something for himself in life.

Dan Yakubu, a graduate of BSc. Economics with Second Class Honours from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State is part of the 2019 Batch A Corp members that have just come out from the NYSC Orientation Camp.

He did his camp at the Kaiama NYSC Orientation Camp, Kolokuma LGA, Bayelsa State State. Little Dan Yakubu was separated from the comfort of his family who are based in Potiskum, Yobe State and taken to Kano to fend for himself as an Almajiri.

In the course of his begging (Almajiranci), Dan Yakubu ran into a kind-hearted generous Hajiya named ‘Fatima A. Modibbo’. The altruistic Hajiya Fatima instantly took interest in the little boy. Stimulated by his 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 Mamudoo 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 menial job, but he has found his siblings.

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