The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Kano state government has officially abolished the traditional Almajiri system of education in the state after completing arrangements to enroll all repatriated almajirai to Kano from other states into conventional educational system.

At a COVID-19 media briefing, the state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, confirmed that over 1000 almajirai have so far been received from various states of the northern region while it had evacuated about 1,172 almajirai to their states of origin.

More recently, these almajirai, all about 2000 of them where quarantine for two weeks after the state commenced the repatriation exercise.


Though the state task force on COVID-19 has not confirmed any positive case of the the almajirai, the Kano government believes that in view of the current circumstances, almajiri system of education most be stopped.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje stated on Wednesday that the repatriation of almajiri children to their states of origin has not stopped, adding that all almajirai who are not from Kano will be handed over to the right persons in charge.

Ganduje called on all residents to remain calm and continue to observe all safety precautions to prevent further spread of the pandemic which the government says is reducing drastically.

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