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|By Abdulyassar Abdulhamid
Kano begins evacuation of Almajiris
As part of effort to ensure sustained implementation of its Free and Compulsory Basic Primary and Secondary Education, Kano State Government has moved to decongest Almajiri schools, as arrangements have been finalized for the official evacuation of Almajiri pupils to their respective states or local government areas for onward reunion with their families.
Already, preparations have been concluded for the handing over of 432 Almajiris to the Katsina State Government scheduled last Tuesday at the Kano/Katsina border.
A press statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, indicated that the measure was taken considering that since the closure of all primary and secondary schools, three weeks ago, the Almajiri seminaries remain congested with pupils having no shelter and nowhere to go.
He said the measure, which was also adopted after due consultation, was in line with its proactive measures to control the spread of the deadly virus in the state.
The commissioner pointed out that the state government is in contact with other states to see the successful evacuation of the Almajiri to their states of origin.
The states include; Katsina 432; Yobe, 63; Kaduna, 198; Jigawa, 663; Bauchi, 101; Zamfara, one; Gombe, nine, Nassarawa, 10, Kano State, 117 and Niger Republic, one.
Malam Garba assured that the exercise would be a continuous one until all the Almajiris are evacuated and sent to their states of origin.
He called on the public to religiously observe the stay at home order and personal hygiene in order to be safe.