NewsExpress banner Firstbank Verve banner Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

Sokoto bans street begging

By News Express on 26/04/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 1,924


The Sokoto State Government on Monday announced that it plans to ban street begging across the state.

The state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu, who made the announcement said the government would engage the beggars into more useful activities to make them self reliant.

Aliyu said while inaugurating the distribution of Zakkat to the needy at Sanyinna in Tambuwal Local Government that the government would provide for those in dire need of support.

“The state government has concluded all necessary plans in engaging all street beggars to become self reliant by continuously providing their necessary needs.

“This is to eradicate poverty and unemployment among our people across the state.

“This plan will ensure that all the necessary needs are provided to the needy with the full support of the government.

“This is the only way to achieve the desired objectives and promises made by the present administration, both at the state and the national levels,” he added.

Aliyu said the people must however pray for the success of the administration, and protect government property in their locality.

The deputy governor, described Zakat as a major tool in reducing poverty among Muslims, and promised that the proceeds of the Zakat collected would be distributed judiciously.

The Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, who was represented by the District Head of Dundaye, Alhaji Bello Yakubu called on Islamic scholars to always sensitise the people on the true teachings of Islam.

He charged parents to allow their children attend schools in order to become more productive and better citizens.

Abubakar thanked the state government and the Zakkat committee for their effort in reducing poverty and unemployment in the state.

He further urged the people to pray for peace and unity in the country, as well as support government policies and programmes for the overall development of the society.

Earlier, the District Head of Sanyinna, Alhaji Shehu Garba said N240,000, 80 bags of millet and two sheep would be distributed to the needy in the area.

The Chairman of the state Zakkat and Endowment Committee, Malam Lawal Maidoki said their target was to reduce the level of poverty and encourage self reliance among the people. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 26/04/2016 2:30:43 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
US airport renamed after Muhammad Ali

Angry Russians march over deadly mall fire, call...

Forex: Inter-bank market gets another $210m boost

Wife of billionaire kidnap kingpin Evans opens up:...

One ‘Vampire’ down, many roaming State Houses, By...

Breaking News: EXPLOSION ROCKS KANO . . ....

Oil prices fall on weak economic data from...

How Army’s Operation Positive Identification was botched

Dust haze, reduced visibility to prevail today across...

Another bridge built by Okorocha collapses

Market capitalisation drops by N72bn at the Nigerian...

Gunmen kidnap Kogi High Court Judge, kill orderly...

 

Latest News Biafra Agitation: Avoid British mistake in Northern Ireland, Ohakim warns political leaders Minimum wage: Governors move to meet Dec 31 deadline Sharia Palaver: CAN demands immediate sack of CJN •Says more Sharia contents in Constitution provocative, unacceptable Leah Sharibu confirmed alive! Obaseki, Oshiomhole feud tears APC apart Rule of Law: World Igbo Congress descends on Buhari, Osinbajo Former governors in the eye of the storm US gives Biya 72 hours to withdraw troops from Anglophone Region Yuletide: Enugu Government approves 13th month salary, as civil servants receive Dec. pay New Emirates split Kano elders Police parade 48 suspected cultists, kidnappers, others in Edo FG to disconnect Benin, Togo over $16m power supply debts

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (572,973 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (457,092 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (407,107 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (341,851 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (308,356 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (293,060 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (261,586 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (260,859 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (242,280 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (228,692 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (204,368 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (200,681 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (112) Business & Economy (4,624) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,158) Complaints & Requests (98) Enterprise & Opportunities (221) Entertainment (719) Features (855) Global Business Monitor (499) ICT Monitor (73) International (4,327) Interview (220) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (179) Maggie's Blog (520) News (55,293) Opinion (1,441) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,895) Religion (1,133) Sports (2,257) Stock Watch (41) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera