- Nasaraw state government is prohibiting street begging across the entire state
- The governor vowed that parents of children caught begging would be punished
- He noted that the implementation of its child’s right will guarantee the safety of kids in Nasarawa
Following in the footsteps of his Kano state counterpart, the governor of Nasarawa state, Abdullahi Sule on Wednesday, February 26, banned street begging in the state.
The governor while disclosing this at the inauguration of the Child’s Rights Protection Executive Order, in Lafia vowed that parents of children who beg would be punished.
He said: “Without sounding immodest, this law apart from the prohibition of street begging, provides punishment for parents who out of irresponsibility throw away their children to street begging. In this regard, Government has taken measures to enrol our children into Tsangaya Schools with a view to addressing the menace.”
Governor Sule said that implementation of the Child’s Right Protection Executive Order, 2005 will guarantee the safety, security, well being, good health, and education, as well as the future of children in the state.
Nasarawa state government bans street begging.
He appealed to traditional rulers, religious and community leaders to support the initiative for the good of all.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Kano governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Tuesday, February 25, banned street begging by children popularly referred to as Almajiris in the state. The ban was contained in a statement sent to journalists by the governor’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar.
Anwar said the move was to fully consolidate the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education in the state. The government warned that henceforth, Almajiri teachers must accept the new approach put in place by the state government.
In a related development, Muhammad Sanusi, the emir of Kano, advocated for the arrest of fathers who send out their children to beg for alms. Sanusi made the statement on Thursday, February 20, at a conference organized by a non-governmental organisation of Aisha Buhari, the first lady, organised in collaboration with the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).
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