COVID-19: Zamfara To Screen Almajiri Returnees To The State


In line with this week’s agreement by the Northern Governors’ Forum to repatriate all Almajirs in their respective states to their states of Origin, Governor Bello Mohammed has made adequate arrangement to absorb Zamfara returnees this fasting period.

Governor Matawalle said in a state-wide broadcast that his administration is ready to receive all the Almajiris from other states who are indigenes of Zamfara state.

“However, we have made arrangement at our borders to ensure that all returnees are oprperly checked to ensure that they are free from covid-19 infections”, Governor Matawalle added.

He said that it was worrisome that the Northern states are still vedevilled with the menace of growing number of Almajirs which is constituting a social problem for the region.

Similarly, all traders who left for Kano to purchase essential commodities on the eve of the fasting period are now being properly checked to ensure their health status concerning the civid-19 pandemic.

Governor Matawalle said his administration has procured ventilators, testing kits and preventive equipments for the two isolation centers in the state including ambulances in all the General Hospitals in the state despite the fact that there’s no index recorded in the state yet.

“We cannot afford the be complacent, especially with the recent developments in our neighbouring States”, Governor Matawalle added.


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