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Kebbi to enact law banning Almajiri, street begging

Kebbi State Governor, Senator Atiku Abubakar Bagudu has said that his administration will soon enact a Law that will ban Alimajari street begging in the state.

The Governor stated this yesterday at the presentation of awards to prominent citizens of Kebbi State, adding that the persistence cases of Alimajari in some parts of the north is becoming alarmists.

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Bagudu, who was presented with an Award of Excellence by the Law Students from the different institutions in the state said Islam did not teach people to beg rather seek for knowledge but not for begging.

He said: “I am worried the way and manner the level of Alimajari street begging is turning out to be, I will make sure that the state Assembly members pass the Law that will ban street begging and other relative religion injection in the state.

Responding on behalf of the Association, the chairman of Law Students, Kebbi State chapter , commended the governor for supporting education in the state.

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“We are ready to defend our great state even before and after our graduation. We decided to honor those that contributed to the development of the state and Law in particular with the awards” he added.

Among the awardees are Governor Bagudu, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Mallami; the state Attorney-General, among others.

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