Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has called on the federal legislation to expedite action in enacting a law prohibiting street begging in all parts of the country.
The governor who stated this during the 2nd national conference organised by the Faculty of Education, Bayero University Kano, explained that the law would compel parents/guardians to enroll their children/wards in school.
“Our administration is doing everything possible to address all the challenges facing the educational sector in the state”, he said, noting that the law would promote access to quality religious and western education.
He added that security challenges and terrorist activities had created more educational problems in the northeast and some states in the northwest of the country.
Chairman of the Conference Prof Abdulrasheed Garba applauded the Kano State government for allocating over 26% of its 2022 budget to education and urged other state governments to emulate.
Reporting by Abdullahi Jalaluddeen; editing by Muzha Kucha