Kano governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Tuesday, February 25 banned street begging by children popularly referred to as Almajiris in the state.
The ban was contained in a statement sent to journalists by the governor’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar.
Anwar said the move was to fully consolidate the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education in the state.
The governor warned henceforth that almajiris must accept the new law put in place in the state.
Recall that the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, recently called on almajiris who beg for alms or other forms of assistance from their family members, relatives and others to direct their begging to the government.
Sanusi made the call on Saturday, February 22, at the National Conference on Alarammomi (Qur’anic Teachers) organised by Centre for Qur’anic Reciters in Nigeria.