Kano state govt to begins evacuation of all Almajiri children across the state

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This was revealed on Sunday by the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje after receiving a situation report from Task force and COVID-19 fund raising committees at the Government House in Kano.

According to report says, that the state government had set up a high-powered Almajiri committee under the leadership of commissioner for local government, Alhaji Murtala Garo.

“We closed all schools in the state to curb the spread of the pandemic but we found out that the existence of Almajiri schools is constituting a stumbling block.

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“We have complete records of all Almajiri’s and their schools in Kano. So far over 2,000 Almajiri had gone back to their states,” he said.

He however said, that Kano state government had set up a programme where three categories of Almajiri would be taken care of.

The governor, the first category is those from states like; Bauchi, Katsina, Jigawa, Kaduna states, and Niger Republic the government would take them back to their states

The second category is those from Kano state and will be enrolled in conventional schools.

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He however, promised to take any parents to court if they refused to comply with this new development.

“For the third category who are sleeping on the street, markets and under the bridge, we will take them to our boarding schools where we provide them with uniform and feeding,” he said.

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He said that food items would be distributed to 50,000 households based on the collection so far.

“Each household will receive 25kg bag of rice, semovita or Dawavita, one carton of spaghetti or Macaroni or indomie; one four liter gallon of vegetable oil and N2,000 cash.

He also urged the federal government to provide more additional test kits in the state.

“We decided to add such regulations so that we control manner and conduct of people that will be counter productive.

“I am happy I signed this law which has already taken effect and defaulters will be taken to court and punished accordingly,” he said.