Masari Orders Closure Of Islamiyya, Almajiri Schools, Bans Street Begging In Katsina


Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari has on Thursday directed for the continued closure of all Islamiyya and Almajirai schools across the State.

Governor Aminu Masari gave the order today, after a review meeting between the Government, Security Chiefs, Islamic Religious leaders, Ulamas, members of the State COVID-19 Emergency and Response Committee and other stakeholders, held at General Muhammadu Buhari House.

He said that Government has noted with concern step taken by some proprietors of Islamiyya and local Qur’anic schools to reopen their schools following the relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown order in the State.

While the order for the closure of the schools is still in force, the Governor has directed security agents to arrest and bring to book any body defying the order.

Governor Aminu Masari has also banned street begging throughout the State, hence anybody found begging in the street will be arrested and his tutor or Parent will face full wrath of the law.

The general public are also reminded to continue observing the health and security protocols such as wearing of face mask, maintaining of social distancing, regular washing of hands with soap and use of sanitizer and avoiding large gathering.

Governor Aminu Bello Masari assured Government’s commitment to
review any COVID-19 order depending on the situation.

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