The Government of Sokoto State, on Monday announced that it plans to put an end to street begging across the state.
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Speaking on the development while inaugurating the distribution of Zakkat to the needy at Sanyinna in Tambuwal local government area of the state, the state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu, said the government would engage the beggars into more useful activities to make them self reliant.
“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.