By Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin
Kwara State government has banned street begging in Ilorin, the state capital.
The Commissioner for Social Development, Hon. Abosede Aremu, announced this in Ilorin, the state capital,
said the government took the bold step in view of the nuisance that street begging has posed on major roads in the within the metropolis.
Hon. Aremu said her ministry and the Hausa community’s representatives have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the banning of street begging in Ilorin.
She reminded the residents of the punishment and penalty for those who engage in street begging which attracts a fine or imprisonment and both according to the Kwara State Street Begging Prohibition Law 2006.
The representatives of Hausa community, Surajudeen Hussain, Rufai Sanni and Mohammed Lawal assured the state government of their cooperation in getting Ilorin streets free of beggars.