Persons sabotaging ban on begging should be prosecuted -Sen. Gobir
From Umar Danladi Ado,Sokoto
Chairman, Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir, has supported the decision of the Kano State governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on banning street begging in the state.
Senator Gobir, who is representing Sokoto East Senatorial Zone, stated this in an interview with The Triumph in Sokoto.
The chairman also advised that anybody sabotaging the decision of Ganduje administration on the ban on begging should be apprehended and prosecuted.
Gobir said the decision of the Kano State Government to ban the act of begging across the state is timely and should be supported by all concerned citizens, appealing to other governments in the region to emulate.
Senator Gobir disclosed that he may probably table a bill before the Senate Chamber on banning begging across the nation, lamenting why it is that only Hausa/Fulani tribes are begging.
He further lamented why some parents send their children to distant places in the name of seeking knowledge and without proper guidance, care and counselling leaving them roaming on streets with tattered dresses.
Gobir appealed to other state governments to emulate the sterling leadership and foresight of Governor Ganduje by banning streets begging and Almajiri practicing in their states.