Kano government is about to deport a minimum of 2,000 Almajirai boys who underwent isolation in three quarantine centres within the state.
The Kano State Commissioner for Education and Chairman Almajiri Repatriation Committee, Alhaji Sanusi Kiru, disclosed this on Sunday, May 17, when he led a delegation of women in Da’awah and a few civil society organisations who inspected two quarantine centres at Kiru and Karaye respectively.
He said the Almajirai pupils were isolated to make sure that they were in healthiness before being sent back to their states of origin, remarking that those from Kano State would be handed over to their parents and guardians.
Kiru maintained that basic social amenities including hygienic feeding was strictly observed altogether the three quarantine centres aimed toward ensuring that they were in good health condition.
He recalled that the northern governors had agreed to deport Almajirai pupils to their states of origin with a view to curtailing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic across the affected states.
“We have deported many Almajirai to several northern states and that we have received many from other state governments,” Kiru said.
The commissioner maintained that within the next two to three days, deportation of the quarantined Almajirai pupils would commence.
He revealed that those deported from other states to Kano, who were indigenes of the state and curious about the new established Almajirai boarding schools initiated by the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s administration would be enrolled.