News North-Central governors establish quarantine centre for almajiri

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North-Central governors establish quarantine centre for almajiri

News North-Central governors establish quarantine centre for almajiri

Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

North-Central Governor’s Forum said it has estab­lished an isolation center designed to quarantine Al­majiri (kid beggars) from northern parts of the coun­try before being repatriated to their respective states of origin.

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State, who is the chairman of North-Cen­tral Governor’s Forum, dis­closed this while giving an update on efforts made by his administration to stem the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the state.

The governor, who also announced an extension of the lockdown for further two weeks, explained that the special isolation cen­ter, when completed, will accommodate returnee Al­majirai of the state origin from other states of the fed­eration.

Those of them from Ni­ger State, he said, will be re­united with their respective families across the 25 local government areas of the state under the exchange programmr for the Almaji­rai as agreed by the North­ern Nigeria Governors’ Fo­rum without any perceived hindrances.

Governor Bello fur­ther explained that, “The isolation centre is well equipped with the nec­essary facilities to meet their needs, just as ar­rangements have been concluded to ensure that they have three square meals per day while the COVID 19 period lasted”.

Meanwhile, Niger State government has banned all commercial motorcycle operations across the state while also reminding others that night journeys and in­ter-states movements from between 6:00 pm to 6:00 am for the next two weeks, ex­cept for those on exemption list still stands.

Governor Bello said, “We are faced with the challenge of people breaching the lock down and other measures to check Covid-19, such as the commercial motorcycles, as well regulations for the operations of Keke-Napep operators, and other trans­portation agencies”.

While appealing to all well-meaning Niger resi­dents to expose persons with suspected case of Covid-19 in their neighbourhood to prevent the disease from wrecking havoc, Sani Bello encouraged them to always adhere strictly to the simple safety rules aimed at check­ing the pandemic.

In a related development, Niger State Police Com­mand has warned commer­cial motorcyclists against disobedience to the order banning their operations for the next two weeks as it is part of measures to check the spread of Coronavirus to parts of the state.

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