Kano State Government on Sunday said no fewer than 1, 213 Almajiris have been evacuated to their state of origin.
Alhaji Murtala Sule Garo, Chairman, Kano State Almajiri Evacuation Committee told newsmen in Kano that “due process and proper screening are the hallmark of the ongoing evacuation exercise.”
Garo who is also the Commissioner for Local government revealed that the Committee worked with the state Ministry of Health to ensure that Almajiris taken out of Kano to their respective states of origin are in good health.
He said Kano has so far, received over 200 Almajiris returnees from Kaduna, Plateau and Niger states respectively.
Garo stressed ‘as I speak to you, they are being quarantined in Kiru Reformatory Institute, where they are being provided with free feeding and medication by the state government.”
Giving an update of COVID-19 pandemic in Kano, the Coordinator (Technical) Kano COVID-19 Task Force, Dr. Tijjani Hussaini said so far Kano has recorded 576 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
He added that 32 patients have so far been discharged, while 21 deaths have been recorded, adding so far, 1, 637 Frontline health workers have been trained to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking on behalf of the chairman of the Kano State Fund Raising Committee on COVID-19, Prof. Muhammad Yahuza Bello, the state Commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who is also a member of the Committee, said Palliatives have been distributed to the most vulnerable in the society across the 44 Local Government Areas in the state.