Fulfill Your Jobs Campaign Promises Before Banning Us – Beggars Protest el-Rufai Ban

Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai in attendance

By Abdulgafar Alabelewe

As Kaduna State Assembly passed the law on banning street begging in the state, beggars Wednesday protested against the law as they give the government seven days ultimatum to withdraw the law or they will occupy the government house.

The beggars who stormed the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kaduna State Secretarial said they are ready to sacrifice their lives against the law.

The beggars who comprised of blind, deaf, crippled, both elderly, young and women with their babies said nobody can stop them from begging without providing them with alternatives.

The protesters raised placards with inscription such as “El-Rufai before stopping street begging, pass state disability bill.

“Begging can never be stopped by persons with disability in Kaduna. “El-Rufai, fulfil your campaign promises before stopping begging in Kaduna”. “Give us 10 percent job opportunity as you promised before stopping street begging,” among others.