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Rivers state gov Wike accuses FG of double standard in repatriation of almajiri


Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike has accused the Federal Government of taking a hypocritical spot in the relocation of Almajiri kids in the last few days. 

Governor Wike slammed the FG during a meeting between him, traditional rulers and local council chairmen at the government house on Tuesday May 5, saying that FG did nothing when Almajiri kids were relocated in some northern states but claimed the relocation exercise carried out by the Rivers State Government violated its ban on interstate travels. 

Governor Wike said; 

“When they started relocating the almajiri in the north, the federal government said nothing. Immediately they heard that we have relocated some almajiri, they came up with the declaration that it is against the inter-state movement. Why this double standard?

“Set up your own task force in your respective domains and implement the closure of markets, hotels and beer parlours.

“This task force is strictly for COVID-19. The state government will support all traditional rulers to carry out these responsibilities.”

The Rivers state governor told council chairmen in the state to ensure they support the traditional rulers to work on the directive.


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