The Kano State government says it has arrested 500 beggars for allegedly violating the law that bans street begging in the state.
The State’s Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr Zahra’u Muhammad-Umar, made the disclosure while repatriating the beggars in Kano on Friday.
She commended Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje for supporting the ministry to empower the beggars.
She said names, local governments, phone numbers of the arrested people have been collected and they would be repatriated back to their various homes and states, while they will be empowered.
She urged the people of the state, especially women, to take care of their children to be good citizens.