To stem the tide of spreading COVID-19 pandemic, Adamawa government, has begun the repatriation of 132 Almajiris, to their various states of origin.
Malam Bashiru Ahmad, chairman of the state’s COVID-19 containment committee, Wednesday confirmed the departure of the first batch of Almajiris to Gombe state.
Ahmad who is also the state Secretary to the State Government (SSG), said the decision became imperative so as reunite them their parents.
He stated that, following the Northern State Governor’s Forum to end the Almajiri system, the state would no longer accommodate the system.
“Almajiri system would no longer continue in the state even after the coronavirus pandemic.
He emphasized the commitment of government to permanently to end the system across the 21 councils of the state.
The state had had earlier, received Almajiris indigenes of the state from Gombe, Nasarawa and Kaduna States respectively.
“Government is ready to receive all its indigenes and pledged to provide them with support to start a new life” added.
Government also had engaged all the Almajiri teachers in the state, to ensure successful repatriation exercise in the state.
Earlier, Wibina Jackson Commissioner of Education, had interactive session Almajiri teachers, where he told them the reason for the repatriation and sought for their support.
The 132 Almajiris were relocated back to Gombe in 11 buses under full security cover.