Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has prohited all forms of street begging and directed the continued closure of all Islamiyya and Almajirai (allo) schools in the State.
The directive was contained in a new Press statement which was signed by the Secretary to the state Government, SGS, Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa.
The statement read in part: ” Government has noted with concern step taken by some proprietors of Islamiyya and local Qur’anic schools to reopen their schools following the relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown order in the State”
‘‘While the order for the closure of the schools is still in force, the Governor has directed security agents to arrest and bring to book anybody defying the order”
“The Governor has also banned street begging throughout the State, hence anybody found begging in the street will be arrested and his tutor or Parent will face full wrath of the law”
It was gathered that the Governor gave the order, after a review meeting between the Government, Security Chiefs, Islamic Religious leaders, Ulamas, members of the State COVID-19 Emergency and Response Committee and other stakeholders, at Government House, Katsina