From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
The Jigawa State government has rejected seven pupils out of 76 almajiri’s evacuated by Gombe State government to the state.
The rejection of seven almajiris was announced by the Secretary to Task Force Committee in the state, Dr Salisu Mu’azu shortly after screening of the returnee 76 almajiris from Gombe State at the NYSC Orientation Camp Dutse.
Dr Salisu Mu’azu who is also the Permanent Secretary Jigawa State Ministry of Health explained that, after screening of 76 almajiris, they discovered that seven of them are not Jigawa State indigenes and rejected them back to the Gombe State leader of the delegation.
According to him, the remaining 69 almajiris would be put on isolation for 14 weeks before taking them to their various local governments.
He said, the isolation of 69 almajiris for 14 days is part of state government’s effort to stop the spread of Covid – 19 in the state.
According to him, throughout the isolation period, state government provided accommodation and three square meals for the pupils.
The 76 almajiris was brought to Jigawa State by the Gombe State government led by the police and handed them over to Jigawa as according to them is part of the effort to stop the spread of corono virus in the state.