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The Senate on Tuesday described street begging as a menace that is embarrassing the country.

It therefore began a move to enact a law that will make street begging illegal.

The lawmaker representing Bauchi-Central Senatorial District, Senator Isah Hamma Misau, while moving a motion titled, ‘Menace of Street Begging and the Need to Rehabilitate Beggars,’ expressed concern over the spate of street begging and nuisance it constitutes on the streets of city centres across the country.

“Though street begging is a global urban problem, the situation in Nigeria appears intractable and overwhelming, as beggars are now found everywhere, especially at motor parks, religious centres, road junctions, venue of ceremonies and other public places,” he said.

According to Misau, beggars were persons with physical and mental challenges or grossly indigent in the past.

“In recent times, there appear to be a new vogue of beggars in town, derisively known as corporate beggars, who take advantage of the sympathy of the society for the less privileged to remain jobless and at times perpetrate crimes in the name of street begging,” the senator noted.

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  1. It is sad especially now that APC induced hunger suffering pain and hopelessness has pushed more people into the streets as beggers aside those that has taken to serious violent crimes like armed robbery kidnapping and human trafficking.
    It would be morally unjust to ban it instead of doing something that will make the problem naturally go away or die down since it was you people and the clueless APC government that has caused the problem to reach this epidemic proportion in less than two years.
    Change dole!
    Sai Baba!
    Sai Tinubu!

  2. Which one is better? Begging or crime? The Senate should backpedal! God bless Nigeria.

  3. Which one is better? Begging or crime? The Senate should backpedal! God bless Nigeria.


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