Borno State government has issued a warning to residents to shun street begging because it deviates from the culture of its people.

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum

Now, in Borno State, street begging and loitering in Maiduguri city and environs.


The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Prof. Usman Tar, communicated this on Sunday in Maiduguri via a public notice.

Tar said begging and aimless loitering were not part of the culture of Borno people.


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“In Borno State, street begging and aimless loitering are not in our character. We are dignified people.


“This is to inform members of the public that the Borno State Government has placed a strict ban on all street begging, loitering and gallivanting within and around Maiduguri Metropolis and Jere LGAs,” he said.

According to the notice, the ban takes immediate effect, and violators will be prosecuted.


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