As part of the efforts to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus, 788 almajiris from Nasarawa State have been repatriated to their various home states.
The Punch reports that the Nasarawa State Governor, Mr Andullahi Sule, disclosed the new development while addressing the first batch of the almajiris from the southern zone of the state on Sunday.
The governor stated that the essence was for their parents to take proper care of them.
While biding farewell to the almajiri in Government Science Schools, Lafia, he said, “The plan to repatriate the almajiris is of good intention and not in bad motive.”
According to him, the agreement was reached when the northern governors met recently in Abuja, adding that “COVID-19 is fast racking the movement”.
The states included in this exercise are Jigawa, Plateau, Kaduna, Gombe, and Taraba states.