Kano to repatriate over 251,893 almajiris amid COVID-19 fears

Kano State has concluded plans to repatriate over 251,893 almajiris to their various States, as the state witnesses a rise in the cases of COVID-19.

The almajiris were all fished out from eight metropolitan local government areas, where they are largely concentrated in the state, the Nation reports.

The above move was made known by the State Commissioner for Local Governments, Murtala Sule Garo, who briefed the media on different committees set up by the government to contain the spread of the pandemic.

Mr Garo said out of the identified numbers of Almajiris 79,411 are indigenes of the state, while 178,472 are non-indigenes.

Similarly, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said Kano has taken three majors to fight the pandemic, which includes proactive, preventive and indeed isolation.

Ganduje explained that with the lockdown of the state, it will avail health by locking down workers easy contact tracing to identify those that most have been infected for test,as well as those positive.

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