193 Almajirai have tested positive in Kano

 Kolade Adeyemi, Kano


THE Kano State Government has said about 193 Almajirai have tested positive for Coronavirus, fueling the controversy surrounding the ongoing repatriation exercise.

This is coming as Governor Abdullahi Ganduje directed the removal of lockdown. He, however, maintained the 10p.m to 4a.m curfew.

Commissioner for Education Sunusi Muhammad Kiru, while briefing reporters yesterday, said so far, 1,500 Almajirai have been evacuated from Kano State to their states. Kano State, he said, received 400.

He added that the state has banned the traditional Qur’anic schools, stating that anybody who wants to operate it must have a dormitory for his Almajirai.

“A situation where an Alrama (Islamic scholar) would come in with one thousand Almajirai without knowing where to even put them, that system is over; we will not tolerate such,” the commissioner said.

Kiru added that the government is recruiting 60 Alramas into the state civil service to give them a sense of…

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