Governor of Kano state, Ganduje has announced a ban on street begging by Almajiris in Kano State.
In a statement on Tuesday, the governor’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar, said the effort was to fully consolidate the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education in the state.
The decision was meant to integrate the Almajiri system into the policy and address the lingering problem of street begging.
The governor warned that henceforth, Almajiri teachers must accept the new approach put in place by the state government.
“If almijiri teacher thinks he cannot accept the new policy he has to leave the state,”
When Almajiri are caught begging, it is not only that beggar is caught, but his parents or guardians.
Such parents or guardians would be taken to court to face the wrath of the law,” he added.