Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has expressed his government determination to stop street beggars and Almajirai from roaming the streets seeking alms in the name of Islam adding that the practice must stop, as Islam does not provide room for begging to be legitimized.
According to him, “begging under whatever pretext is not legitimized in Islam and I am determined to stop it at all cost. All those that see begging as Islamic are ignorant of the Islamic law. I have made it explicitly clear that my government is on course to introducing compulsory and free education in primary and secondary schools in the state, and we are going to match our words with action”
Speaking while addressing the newly elected House majority leader, Alhaji Alasan Ado Doguwa and the people of his constituency, on a courtesy call at Kano government House Saturday, Ganduje said he holistically considered free and compulsory education as his major cardinal thrust considering the compelling need for him to make millions kid out of school to access education.
He said: “His administration had conceived the idea of creating new additional emirates for the overall development of the areas affected in the face of the prevailing challenges permeating the State affirming that in spite of such formidable challenges, Kano was the most peaceful State in the northern part of the country.
“Those opposing the creation of the new emirates are only being myopic and inconsiderate because they have failed to see things beyond their nose. We have created new emirates not with the intention of offending or hurting anyone. What we did is not a cruel hoax designed to malign any one and the decision we effected is an irreversible one.
“When we said we have made considerable headway on the issue of security , we are not kidding because we have put all the necessary structure on ground to ensure that security agencies spearheaded the crusade against criminal banditry are strongly supported in sustaining the fight to rid Kano of miscreants and other undesirable elements” he averred.
“Entrenching and maintaining effective and an all-encompassing security presence in the notorious Falgore Forest is enough evidence to prove our mettle in that regard. With the issue of insecurity becoming a disturbing phenomenon to us, I had on several occasions spoke to the President on the need to make Falgore forest secure. He directed me to meet the Chief of Army staff on that. And the Chief of Army staff agreed to use the Forest as a training camp for soldiers and we too agreed to spend the sum of N300m on the project” he added.
He however stated that his government was a government of continuity and that he would leave no stone unturned in forging ahead with notable developmental projects left by his predecessors stressing that completing such a high profile projects was his major cardinal thrust.
Speaking earlier, the newly elected House majority leader, Alhaji Alsan Ado Doguwa said the people of Doguwa and Tudun-Wada federal constituency were at the Kano government house to expressed their gratitude to the governor having played a pivotal role in realizing his ambition of becoming the House majority leader of the lower.