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In Nasarawa Government bans begging

Nasarawa State Government is set to ban street begging, the state Commissioner for Special Education, Science and Technology, Mallam Idris Muhammed has said.

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Some children begging play

Some children begging

Idris said on Thursday, June 9, 2016 in Lafia that the state government is copying from Kano and Kaduna states where street begging has been banned.

According to him, the state government would also followed due process to back it with the law from the state assembly.

Mallam Idris Muhammed warned that if the law is passed into law, street would not be condoned.

"Anyone caught begging will face the wrath of the law," Muhammed said.

Meanwhile, the Nasarawa State government said it has received 206 applications from peoples with disabilities that want to be employing in the civil service.

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Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura had pledged to give automatic employment to any person with disability who finished his diploma, HND or degree programs.

A government official, Mallam Idris Muhammed, said the applicants would be screened before the employment.

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