The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has accused other governors in the Northern region of Nigeria of playing politics with the evacuation of Almajiri and their Coronavirus status.
Over the week, there had been reports of some Almajiris testing positive to Coronavirus upon arrival in their states of origin.
Ganduje while speaking during the daily press briefing, noted that some of the Almajiri deported back to Kano, also tested positive to the virus but he did not want to politicise it as other governors were doing.
“Yes, some of the Almajiri that were brought from other States to Kano State were confirmed positive of the virus, some of them that were taken to other States were confirmed positive.”
“The only difference is that Kano State is not playing politics out of it and therefore did not come out to say that the children brought from Bauchi, brought from Plateau or brought from other States have tested positive.”
“Certainly, what they need is not publicity, what they need is attention because the infection had already taken place. So there is nothing we can do about that,” he said.
The Governor explained further that Almajiri were already positive with the virus from the States where they were deported from.