Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso of Kano State on Thursday in Kano signed the Street Begging Prohibition Bill 2013 into law.
Kwankwaso said the law would, among other things, prohibit child and adult begging in streets, roundabouts, motor parks and corner shops.
He said the prohibition of begging in Kano had become necessary in view its negative tendencies and evils associated with it.
Kwankwaso said the state government would train 2,205 people with disabilities in various entrepreneurship skills to cushion the effects of the law.
According to him, all those with qualifications will be given offers to work in the state civil service.
‘’The state government will give N10,000 monthly to those with disabilities that lack the wherewithal to engage in any trade,” the governor said.