Gombe State government to repatriate 11,700 Almajiris back to their states of origin because of coronavirus. Many of them are Almajiri students studying in Gombe State. They are being returned to the remaining 18 states in the North.
The state Commissioner for Education, Dr. Habu Dahiru, made this known while speaking with newsmen in Gombe shortly after the take-off of the first batch in Gombe.
He said the first batch of 700 almajiris had been conveyed to their various states in the North in 60 buses
collective agreement of the Northern Governors’ Forum that all almajiris should be returned to their home states for better management.
He said the 700 were the first batch and subsequently other batches would follow as part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19.