Nasarawa State to Repatriate 30,000 ‘Almajiri’

The Nasarawa State Government has concluded plans to repatriate about 30,000 Almajiri back to their States of origin.

This was part of the decisions taken at the State Executive Council meeting which took place today (04-03-2020) at the Nasarawa State Government House Shendam Road, Lafia.

The action which will affect Almajiri who are under 10 years of age, follows the signing into law of the Child’s Right Protection Executive Order (2005) by Governor Abdullahi Sule on February 26, 2020.

Another decision taken at the meeting as revealed by the Honourable Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dogo Shammah, is the take over of the Delta Prospecting Company, Lafia by the State Government. This he said was in line with the industrialization thrust of the Governor Sule-led administration.

Honourable Dogo Shammah also disclosed plans by the State Government to partner with investors for the production of Sesame which according to him will create 15,000 jobs for citizens of the State.

The Honourable Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism who was flanked by his counterparts from the Ministries of Health, Women Affairs and Agriculture, assured citizens of the State Government’s readiness to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) in case the State records any patient.

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