- Sixty almajiri children have been released from an isolation centre in Kaduna state as they planned to go back to their families
- The state's first lady, Hadiza Isma El-Rufai, said children are to be cared for and not allowed to wander around
- In the pictures shared by the government, the kids could be seen in round-neck shirts with an imprint that partly read: "I am the future"
The Kaduna state government has released 60 almajiri children from its isolation centre. Isolating them by the government was a way to certify they are no risk to their families.
The development was made known by the state’s human services and social development on Wednesday, May 13, as it said that the proper medical care of the kids was made possible by the Kaduna Ministry of Health.
In reacting to the news, the first lady of the state, Hadiza Isma El-Rufai, spoke against allowing children to roam the streets, adding that kids “are precious and should be taken care of”.
The pictures shared by the human services' on Twitter show the children in shirts with words that said: "I am the future" and "Kaduna state".
See their pictures below:
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the Kano state government announced plans to deport over 1,000 nonindigenous almajirai pupils to their states of origin and local government areas.
Muhammed Garba, the Kano state commissioner for information, disclosed that the repatriation of the almajiri pupils would commence on Tuesday, April 21.
The statement released by the commissioner stated that 63 almajiris were sent to Yobe state, 198 to Kaduna, 663 to Jigawa, 101 to Bauchi, and one to Zamfara, 9 to Gombe, 10 to Nasarawa state and one to the Republic of Niger.
The state government explained that the move was part of efforts to take proactive measures to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in the state.
The Kano government stated that it was in contact with other states to see to the successful repatriation of the almajiris to their states of origin.
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