Following their completion of the 14-day quarantine, Kaduna State government has discharged 210 almajiris out of the total 680 that were repatriated to Kaduna from its neighbouring states.
They were returned to Kaduna from Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe and Niger states as a result of the coronavirus pandemic with the states claiming the repatriation was a measure to curtail the spread of the virus.
The Kaduna state Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hafsat Baba, said on Sunday that 210 children out of the 680 were discharged after completion of the 14 days quarantine period.
She said those discharged tested negative for COVID-19 and handed over to their various local government chairmen for onward transfer to their parents.
“These children were from Kudan, Makarfi, Ikara, Giwa and Zaria local Government Areas of the state and were brought back from Kano, Bauchi, Gombe, Niger and Plateau states.
“We are happy to say that two 210 of them would be discharged today (Sunday) having completed their quarantine period of 14 days,” the commissioner said.
She also said the children would no longer be allowed to beg again in the state, following the ban on almajiri system system in the state.