Governors of the 19 Northern states in Nigeria are ready to begin new sets of evacuation of Alamajirai, The PUNCH reports

According to a statement by Coordinator of the Northern Governors Forum Secretariat and the Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Danladi Atu, in Jos on Sunday, the process is about to commence.

Atu, while speaking, said, “We are not done with the evacuation of the Almajirai in the region. The Northern governors would soon meet and pick a date to resume their evacuation to their respective states of origin. But that will likely be after the Sallah break.”

In response to the new development, the NGF Coordinator disclosed that, no fewer than 11,000 Almajirai had been evacuated to their various states of origin during the first phase of the exercise which began in May.

Speaking further, he commented on the activities of the Almajiris, stressing that, their movement was temporarily halted in compliance with the directive of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, which had placed restrictions on inter-state movements.

The Northern states would resume the evacuation exercise, because the ban had been lifted.