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Yobe State receives 125 Almajiris evacuated by Gombe govt

No fewer than 125 Almajiris evacuated by the Gombe State government have been received in Yobe State and have been placed under isolation to ascertain their health status.

This was revealed on Tuesday by Dr. Mohammed Gone, the Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency, (SEMA), who received the Almajiris alongside the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, State Focal Person, Northeast Development Commission, Health Personnel and Senior Officials of Government Secondary School, Damaturu.

“While the COVID-19 Yobe State Task Force is working round the clock to ensure the state is safe and basic precautions are adhered, the new arrival Almajiris were received and accommodated. We are taking care of their feedings and shelter. The Ministry of Health is also ensuring that they pass through all the necessary processes to ensure they are fit to go home,” Gone said.

According to Dr. Ali Ibrahim Abbas, Secretary COVID-19 Sub-Committee on Security, Lockdown and Enforcement, the government of Yobe State was working round the clock to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the returnees and other members of the general public.

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“We shall continue to monitor all developments in this regard,” Dr. Abbas said.

This comes after The Jigawa State government received no fewer than 524 Almajiris were evacuated by the Kano State government to stem the spread ofCOVID-19 in the state.

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.

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