Kano State government is set to establish an anti-street begging agency, with strong tie with civil society organisations among other stakeholders.
Governor Abdullahi Umar Gandujep announced this while receiving the leadership of amalgamation of civil society organisations in the state, during the state Executive Council meeting held on Tuesday, at Africa House, Government House, Kano.
A statement issued by chief press secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar, yesterday, said the delegation was under the team leader, Malam Ibrahim Waiya, who led other leaders from different civil society groups, to further strengthen calls for streamlining fight against street begging.
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.’’
In the statement, Ganduje reiterated that street begging is an abuse of children, which, he observes, prevents them from learning the religion and modern education system.