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Kano To Establish Anti-Street Begging Agency, Partners CSOs To Tackle Menace

Kano State government on Wednesday announced plans to establish An­ti-Street Begging Agency in collaboration with civil society organisations to check the menace.

In a speech when he hosted the leadership of amalgamation of civil so­ciety organisations in the state, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Kano State gov­ernor, said time is ripe to put an end to anti-social behaviour.

Governor Ganduje said, “An agency will be put in place with full staff to look into this issue of street begging.
We just cannot fold our hands and see the life of innocent kids being wasted away through this menace of street begging.”

Reiterating that, street begging is an abuse of children, which, he ob­serves “prevents them from learning the religion and modern education system.”
While appreciating the concern shown by civil society groups, he assured that the state government would carry them along for the successful implementa­tion of state policy against street begging. And for sus­tainability purposes.

“We are happy to receive you and we are thankful for your unrelenting concern. It is true also that we must evolve new strategy in deal­ing with this issue,” he ex­plained.

Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Kano State gov­ernor

Earlier, the organised civil society groups sent a letter the governor inti­mating him on the need to partner with them in the ef­fective implementation of government’s Law against street begging.
The letter was sent under the platform of Kano Civil Society Forum, dated Sep­tember 23, 2021, captioned, “Urgent Call to Ensure To­tal Enforcement of the Law Banning Street Begging in Kano State,” and was duly signed by Ibrahim Waiya and Peter Hassan Tijjani.

As governor encouraged, “Your letter is in conformi­ty with our intention.”
The delegation was led by Malam Ibrahim Waiya, who led other leaders from different civil society groups, to further strength­en many calls for stream­lining fight against street begging.

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