By Auta Obadiah Dauda
Kaduna State Government has deported 49 almajirai from Zaria comprises of 28 girls and 17 boys to Zamfara state.
The Almajirai were received by the Zamfara State Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Lawal at the Gusau Hajj Camp from the Kaduna State Government officials on Monday 18th May, 2020.
Zainab said that the measure was in line with the state government’s effort to partner with neighbouring states to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
“You know, Governor Bello Matawalle has established a Committee for Protection, Repatriation and Resettlement of all Almajirai in the state,” she said.
Lawal, who is the Chairperson, Data Collection Sub-committee on Protection, Repatriation and Resettlement Committee, cautioned parents against sending their children for begging in the name of seeking knowledge.
Meanwhile, Alhaji Sulaiman Tunau, the Commissioner of Information and Chairman, Medical and Screening sub-committee, has said that all the 45 Almajirai have tested negative to COVID-19.
Tunau told the News Agency of Nigeria that one of the Almajirai was from Bakura Local Government Area while 44 were from Falale village in Gummi Local Government Area of the state.
“We have handed them over to the Emir of Gummi, Justice Lawal Hassan, to reunite them with their parents,” the commissioner said. (NAN)