COVID-19: Zamfara receives 45 almajiris sent back from Kaduna

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COVID-19: Zamfara receives 45 almajiris sent back from Kaduna

COVID-19: Zamfara receives 45 almajiris sent back from Kaduna

On Monday, the Government of Zamfara State received a total of 45 Islamic education pupils (almajiris) comprising 28 females and 17 males, sent back from Zaria, Kaduna State.

Zainab Lawal, who is the state Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Development, received the almajiris from Kaduna State Government officials on behalf of Zamfara government at Gusau Hajj Camp.

She stated that the measure was carried out in line with the state government’s efforts to partner with neighbouring states to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

She further made it clear that Gov. Bello Matawalle has established a Committee for Protection, Repatriation, and Resettlement of all almajiris in the state.

Ms Lawal cautioned parents against sending their children for begging in the name of seeking knowledge.

It was also revealed by Sulaiman Tunau, the Commissioner of Information and Chairman, Medical and Screening sub-committee, that all the 45 almajiris have tested negative to COVID-19.

“We have handed them over to the Emir of Gummi, Justice Lawal Hassan, to reunite them with their parents,” the commissioner said.

COVID-19: Zamfara receives 45 almajiris sent back from Kaduna

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