Governor of Ebonyi state, Engr. David Umahi, has made it crystal clear that Almajiris would not be welcomed in the state.
He told them to go back to their place of origin which is definitely not Ebonyi state, adding that they are not needed in the state.
He noted that the even though there are claims that Almajiris are being smuggled into Southeast that the Northern Governors stated categorically that the Almajiris should go back to their state of origin.
The Governor who said this during his broadcast on COVID-19, reiterated he was not afraid to say that there would not be Almajiris in the State.
“We will not be afraid to say that there will not be Amajiris in Ebonyi state and the Northern Governors I commend them, they said go to your state of origin”.
“We will not allow Amajiris in Ebonyi state. Ebonyi will not allow Amajiris, they should go to their state of origin. We have to as a people to begin to tell ourselves the truth’.
Umahi who was visibly angry at the sight of cows around the new government house, has placed a ban on rearing of cattle around the new government house located inside the Centenary City Abakaliki.
“I have directed the Chief Security Officer to meet with the security people. Please I don’t want to see any cow within the premesis of the centenary city. How can I be struggling with cows to come into Government House. Please, in the entire centenary city, I don’t want to see any cow. Not just government house, anywhere that is called centenary city; international market, the mall. This is insulting”.
“So, security people should do meeting with the cattle rearers whether it is Hausa cows or Igbo cows because I can also see some Igbo cows and I don’t want to see it again”.
“Anyone we see, HAG you move to court to get order of the court to auction it. So, we will not see that again, we will not allow that again”, he retorted