Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has accused his counterparts in the Northern region of playing politics with the Almajiri evacuation exercise embarked by the government to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
Recall that dozens of these Almajiri returnees to Kaduna State had tested positive for Coronavirus in the state, a situation that elicited Governor Nasir El-Rufai to pick holes in the motive for the evacuation of these pupils at this material time.
However, addressing newsmen during his daily COVID 19 press briefings in the state, Governor Ganduje disclosed that some of the Almajiri deported back to the state also tested positive for the virus.
According to him, he chose not to publicise the matter because, he said, what the pupils needed was not publicity.
“Yes, some of the Almajiris that were brought from other states to Kano State were confirmed positive of the virus, some of them that were taken to other States were confirmed positive.
“The only difference is that Kano State is not playing politics out of it and therefore did not come out to say that the children brought from Bauchi, brought from Plateau or brought from other States have tested positive.
“Certainly, what they need is not publicity, what they need is attention because the infection had already taken place. So there is nothing we can do about that,” he said.