The Kano State Government said on Friday that it had constituted a 100-member task force Committee to enforce the Street Begging Prohibition law in the state.
The Director-General of the state Hisba Board, Dr Abba Sufi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano.
Sufi said, “The state government has set up a committee, consisting of 100 members, to arrest any beggar found violating the law.
“The law will become effective as soon as Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso inaugurates the empowerment programme for physically-challenged persons in the state, this month.
“As soon as the law becomes effective, the committee will commence its operation in the state.”
According to him, the state government has commenced the screening of all physically-challenged persons in the 44 local government areas of the state, in preparation for the training it planned for them.
“Government has planned to train them in various trades and empower them with capital, to enable them to establish their own businesses.
“As of now, a total of 480 beggars are found to be on the streets of Kano, while no fewer than 10, 000 others are in various local government areas,” Sufi said.