Barely 24 hours after Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, banned street begging by children popularly referred to as Almajiris, his Nasarawa state counterpart Abdullahi Sule has followed suit.
Governor Sule while disclosing this at the inauguration of the Child’s Rights Protection Executive Order, in Lafia vowed that parents of children who beg would be punished.
According to him, “Without sounding immodest, this law apart from the prohibition of street begging, provides punishment for parents who out of irresponsibility throw away their children to street begging.
“In this regard, Government has taken measures to enrol our children into Tsangaya Schools with a view to addressing the menace.”
The governor said the implementation of the Child’s Right Protection Executive Order, 2005 will guarantee the safety, security, well being, good health, and education, as well as the future of children in the state.
He, however, appealed to traditional rulers, religious and community leaders to support the initiative for the good of all.