The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje has given orders for children beggars, popularly known as almajiri to be deported from the state.
The governor noted that the move is part of efforts to contain the further spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.
The development was confirmed in a tweet by Salihu Tanko Yakasai, the media aide to the governor.
“H.E @GovUmarGanduje has today, disclosed that his government has begun the deportation of Almajiris in Kano back to their home towns and states.
“This is in order to reduce the risk of exposing them to Coronavirus and related hardship from the lockdown that will further affect them,” he tweeted.
Naija News reports that based on the latest update given by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Kano State now has 36 confirmed cases of the coronavirus infection.
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