Kano state government bans street begging by Almajiris in the state

The governor of Kano state Abdullahi Ganduje announced the ban on street begging by the Almajiris children.Abba Anwar,Spokesperson to the Governor said the effort was to fully consolidate the free and compulsory Education in the state.Abba Anwar said the decision to ban Street begging is meant to bring the Almajiris system into the policy and to address the problem of street begging.The decision to ban Street begging was announced by the Governor during the launching of Basic Service Delivery for All (BESDA) held in Sani Abacha stadium.“When Almajiri are caught begging, it is not only that beggar is caught, but his parents or guardians. Such parents or guardians would be taken to court to face the wrath of the law,” he said.