The projects had been dismissed by Hayatu in the past while he was still supporting Buhari
In a tweet on Monday, Adetutu Balogun, a Twitter user, shared screenshots of Hayatu’s posts on the Almajiri schools in 2015 when he alleged the project was non-existent.
“Before 2015 election, Arewa Twitter spread lies that GEJ didn’t build 100+ Almajari schools. After Buhari disappointed them many changed their lyrics & joined @OfficialPDPNig They knew about the schools before the election but they lied! Many on this street have no conscience,” Adetutu tweeted.
Before 2015 election, Arewa Twitter spread lies that GEJ didn’t build 100+ Almajari schools.
After Buhari disappointed them many changed their lyrics & joined @OfficialPDPNig
They knew about the schools before the election but they lied! Many on this street have no conscience. pic.twitter.com/nOfbFKNZqD
— Adetutu Balogun (Ezi Ada 1 of Diaspora) (@Tutsy22) February 24, 2020
On March 10, 2015, Hayatu wrote: “I just watch a documentary on Liberty TV which shows that the much publicised Almajiri schools are just whitewashing and a fraud.”
He also tweeted in April 2015, that there was only one Almajiri school in the whole of Kaduna State.
“In the whole of Kaduna state the only visible Almajiri school built by the GEJ govt is located along Zaria-Kano road,” he tweeted.
However, in November 2018, Hayatu made a u-turn, praising the former president for constructing the schools.
“GEJ built 9 federal universities in northern Nigeria, GEJ built 150 almajiri schools in northern Nigeria, GEJ built the Abuja-Kaduna rail line. We are very grateful at @GEJonathan to what you have done to our people,” he wrote.
On February 23, 2020, Hayatu faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for abandoning the schools, describing the president as a “menace”.
Goodluck Jonathan built several Almajiri schools across northern Nigeria,where they will be educated,fed and clothe by government and the teachers paid salaries. Out of political bitterness this laudable project was abandoned and schools are fallowing now.
Buhari is a menace
— Hamma (@HAHayatu) February 23, 2020
Hypocrisy is not in my blood, this is me https://t.co/TWQqB97DpS
— Hamma (@HAHayatu) February 24, 2020
Various concerns have been raised about the state of Almajiris in northern Nigeria.