The Jigawa State government has received no fewer than 524 Almajiris evacuated by the Kano State government to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Governor Badaru who received the pupils at Gen. Yakubu Gowon NYSC Camp in Dutse, on Friday said that the pupils would undergo medical screening, before handover to their respective parents.
He added that the state government had made arrangements beforehand to accommodate and feed the pupils until they would be declared safe to reunite with their parents.
Governor Badaru said that the gesture was aimed at ensuring that the pupils would be healthy to mingle with people in their respective communities.
This comes after no fewer than 419 Almajiris evacuated by Kano State government to their state of origins as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were received by the Katsina State government.
The Director of Press in the office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Abdullahi Yar’adua, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday in Katsina.
Receiving the Almajiris, the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Mustapha Inuwa, said all the returnees would be taken to the NYSC camp in Katsina for another round of health examination from where they would be transported to their various localities across the state.
Inuwa was quoted to have expressed happiness that Katsina and Kano were now taking the same measures toward curtailing the spread of COVID-19 in the two states.
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