They were received by State Chairman on Covid-19 and Commissioner for Health, Hon. Ja’afaru Muhammad, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Hassan Muhammad Shalla and Members of the Covid-19 Task Force at the internally displaced persons camp near Kalgo on Monday.
The Chairman of Covid-19 Task Force and Commissioner for Health Hon. Ja’afaru Muhammad confirmed that, all the eighty-three almajiris were tested negative and were isolated before their repatriation to Kebbi State.
The commissioner expressed appreciation and gratitude to Kano state governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for his care and concern, as well as subjecting all the eighty-three almajiris to rest for Covid-19 before their repatriation.
He said eighty-three Qur’anic school children returned from Kano comprising of ten from Birnin Kebbi Local Government, Kalgo ten, Dandi eighteen, Argungu thirteen, Maiyama twenty-eight, and one each from Jega, Yauri and Niger Republic.
They were later handed over to chairmen of their relevant local government areas to reunite them with their parents and guardians to enable them continue with their education of home under parental guardian.
It could be recalled that Governor Abubakar Atiku of Kebbi State received sixty-one (61) almajiris repatriated from Kano last Friday welcomed back home at internally displaced persons camp near Kalgo.
Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari
Chief Press Secretary