Northern Governor Cries Out, Condemns Parents Forcing Street Begginginto Street Begging

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state is unhappy with some parents in the northern region of the country

Ganduje laments the high rate of street begging in the state, noting it is inhuman for parents to encourage their kids in begging of alms

The governor however called for a law that would prohibit street begging in all parts of the country

Kano state – The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, lamented the high rate of street begging in the northern region of the country. Leadership reports that Ganduje frowned at parents who encourage their children to begging of alms, describing them as inhuman.

The governor maintained that the federal legislation should step up its game by putting more efforts in enacting a law that prohibits street begging in all parts of the country.

Ganduje who made this disclosure during the 2nd National Conference organised by the Faculty of Education, Bayero University Kano, explained that the law would compel parents/guardians to enroll their children/wards in school.

The politician added that security challenges and terrorist activities had created more educational problems in the Northeast and some states in the Northwest of the country.

The chairman of the conference, Prof Abdulrasheed Garba, applauded the Kano state government for allocating over 26% of its 2022 budget to education and urged other state governments to emulate.

Ganduje says Boko Haram is targeting Almajiri for recruitment Meanwhile, had earlier Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has said Boko Haram insurgents now exploit the Almajiri system to recruit fighters.

It was reported that he made the claim on Tuesday, December 15, at a book launch in Abuja.

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