The Yobe State government has declared on Friday that its officials have received another batch of 58 repatriated Almajiris from Adamawa state.
Dr. Mohammed Goje, Executive Secretary, Yobe Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), along with State Focal Person, North East Development Commission (NEDC) Dr. Ali Ibrahim Abbas, received the repatriates in Damaturu on behalf of the Government.
Dr. Goje, while providing a breakdown of repatriated Almajiris, said that the state of Yobe received 241 almajiris from the states of Gombe, Nassarawa and Adamawa so far.
“We’ve received a total of 241 Almajiris so far as Gombe repatriates 125, Nasarawa 58 and Adamawa 58.
“Following quarantine and medical tests 176 have since been reunited with their families. 65 are now in quarantine and providing psychosocial support; they receive regular daily recitations and they eat accordingly.
“And Almajiri has kits like buckets, mats, blankets, mosquito nets among others,” he said.
Ali Ibrahim Abbas noted that as directed by Governor Mai Mala Buni, the Yobe COVID-19 Committee will continue to ensure the health, protection and welfare of the Almajiri returnees and other members of the general public.