Northern Governor Cries Out, Condemns Parents Forcing Children into Street Begging

Northern Governor Cries Out, Condemns Parents Forcing Children into Street Begging

  • 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 northern 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.

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Northern governor cries out, condemn parents forcing children into street begging
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has frowned against parents who encourage their children to be alms. Photo credit: Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR
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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.

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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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Almajiran is a system of Islamic education practised in northern Nigeria in which parents are encouraged to leave parental responsibilities to Islamic schools.

Former Kano Governor speaks on defection from PDP to APC ahead of 2023

In another report, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano state, has spoken on the possibility of defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of 2023.

Appearing as a guest on Arise News TV on Friday, October 29, the former governor was asked if he will consider returning to the APC amid the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The former Kano governor who is the leader of the Kwankwasiyya political movement said he is still a member of the PDP and will continue to work with his colleagues to ensure the party succeeds.


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