Gombe deports 148 Katsina State indigene Almajiris
Gombe State Government has deported a set of 148 Katsina State indigene Almajiris.
This is coming less than a week after the Kano state government deported over 400 Almajiri children from the state to the state government as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
The Secretary to the Government of the State, Mustapha Inuwa, who received the Almajiris on behalf of the state government said they were deported last night in eleven buses.
SGS revealed that already plans are underway to capture the data of all the returnees and enroll them into different vocational training after they have been certified medical fit.
He also said that the Katsina State government had began plans of returning non-indigenous Almajiri children to their respective states of origin but in a more dignifying manner.
Recall that last week, the Kano state government deported over 400 Almajiri children from the state to the state government as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
This brings to 576 the total number of Almajiri children of Katsina State origin so far received from both Kano and Gombe States amid the COVID-19 pandemic.