News YCE: Influx of Almajirai to Southwest states unacceptable


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YCE: Influx of Almajirai to Southwest states unacceptable

News YCE: Influx of Almajirai to Southwest states unacceptable

KANO- Kano State Government on Sunday said no fewer than 1, 213 Almajiris have been evacuated to their state of origin.

The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has described the influx of almajirai to states in the south-west region of the country as unacceptable amidst the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.

The Secretary-General of the group, Dr Kunle Olajide in an interview with our correspondent advised governors in the region to put aside politics and stand up to defend and protect the lives of the citizens.

Olajide who said the importation could portend security threat to the region, saying Yoruba leaders would do everything possible to secure the people.

According to him, “ It is rather unacceptable because most of these almajirai and people from the northern are coronavirus infected, so we cannot open our door and allow them to come in. It is dangerous to the lives of our people and we are not going to tolerate it.

“We Yoruba people are saying capital No to this invasion of our territory. This is our country and if Northern governors in their conference could be begin to ship and transport almajirai to their northern state of origin. What is now the intention of bringing them to the south-west here and I want to say we Yoruba leaders reject them.”

“I want to appeal to our state governors in the south-west to for one moment surrender their personal ambitions to protection, interest and welfare of the majority. They should refuse to continue to please the master and accept anything that is dropped in their table.”


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