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Kano to establish anti-street begging agency

By Murtala Adewale and Ahmad Muhammad (Kano)
30 September 2021   |   4:06 am
Kano State Government has concluded arrangements to effectively checkmate street begging in the state. It will soon establish Anti-Street Begging Agency, with strong tie with civil society organisations and other stakeholders.

Emir appointed Chancellor of Al-Istiqama varsity
Kano State Government has concluded arrangements to effectively checkmate street begging in the state. It will soon establish Anti-Street Begging Agency, with strong tie with civil society organisations and other stakeholders.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje disclosed this, yesterday, while receiving the leadership of amalgamation of civil society organisations in the state, during the State Executive Council meeting at Government House, Kano.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abbas Anwar, said the agency would checkmate street begging and other social vices.

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

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 the policy against street begging.

Earlier, the civil society groups had sent a letter to the governor intimating him on the need for partnership in the effective implementation of government’s law against street begging. The letter, sent under the aegis of Kano Civil Society Forum, dated September 23, 2021 with the caption ‘Urgent Call to Ensure Total Enforcement of the Law Banning Street Begging in Kano State’ was signed by Ibrahim Waiya and Peter Hassan Tijjani.

IN another development, Al-Istiqama University, Kano, has appointed Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, as pioneer Chancellor of the new private institution.

The Federal Government recently appointed the Emir as Chancellor, University of Calabar.

Presenting the appointment letter to the monarch at his palace, yesterday, founder of the university, Abdulrahman Sumaila, disclosed that Emir Aminu “is imminently considered worthy as Chancellor” based on merit.

Abdulrahman, a former Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly, explained that the Emir remained one of the top Northern traditional rulers with influence.

According to the proprietor, the management of the institution also cherished Aminu’s contribution to education and human development, noting that his appointment would further enhance the mission of expanding the frontier of knowledge in Kano.

In his acceptance, the Emir applauded the appointment, while assuring that he would bring his wealth of experience to bear.