The Borno State government has banned street begging and loitering in Maiduguri and neighbouring towns.
The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Prof. Usman Tar, announced this in a statement on Sunday in Maiduguri.
He added that the ban took immediate effect.
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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,” the commissioner stated.