The Kano state Government has reassured it’s determination for eradicating street begging and other social vices in the state,with the aim of having a crime free society.
The state commissioner for women affairs and social development Dr Zahra’u Muhammad Umar stated this while parading about 500 beggers evacuated by the ministry.
She said the state government had embarked on rigorous surveillance in all parts of the metropolis,aimed at curtailing the menace of street begging
Dr Zahra’u Muhammad noted that a 72 year old woman with large quantity of cigarette was among those apprehended
Saying that women begging with young children constitute about 70 % of those arrested including a 7 year old boy found roaming the streets.
The commissioner noted that each and every one arrested will be handed over to his ward head after proper documentation
She said the state government has set aside funds to empower women and widows who were into begging due to hardship and lack of proper care by their husbands
Dr Zahra’u Mohammad added that the ministry will not relent in it’s efforts of eradicating begging and all social vices to achieve the desired objectives.
Khadija Aliyu /kano