Kaduna Beggars Protest Against El-Rufai's Anti-begging & Hawking Law

Published On: May 12, 2016, 9:30 am
Author: CLARA JANCITA
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-- (f) at 12-05-2016 09:30AM

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Beggars in Kaduna State yesterday staged a protest over the law banning street begging and hawking, giving Governor Nasir El-Rufai seven days ultimatum to withdraw the law. Governor El-Rufai had last week assented to the bill to ban street begging and hawking, which the beggars described as contrary to the promises made to them during campaign, and threatened to occupy the Government House in their large numbers if El-Rufai would not withdraw the law.

The beggars comprising the blind, the deaf, and the physically challenged, stormed the Kaduna state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) yesterday, asserting that they did not mind sacrificing their lives in the fight against the law. They said nobody could stop them from begging without providing alternative means of survival. The protesters raised placards with inscriptions that included,  
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‘El-Rufai, before stopping street begging, pass state disability bill’, ‘Fulfil your campaign promises before banning street begging’, and ‘Give us 10 percent job opportunity as you promised before banning street begging.’
Speaking on the protest, the Chairman of Concerned Citizens with Disabilities, Julius Shemang, said that the passage of the law contradicted the agreed process reached between them and the government that adequate provision and solutions would be proffered before the law would come into effect.



-- kabukabu (m) at 12-05-2016 09:44AM
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Can you imagine? Nigeria is a country where everything goes.
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-- franklinseyea (m) at 12-05-2016 09:44AM
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Hmmnnnnn I see
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-- gogoman Online (m) at 12-05-2016 09:44AM
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make una go court! everyone get right
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-- okuboye (m) at 12-05-2016 09:59AM
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what is d problem with el rufai self
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-- leodavinci (m) at 12-05-2016 10:13AM
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You must fulfill your promise to them.... That's if you really promise them
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-- kachasi (m) at 12-05-2016 10:29AM
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LET HIM SECLUDE THEM TO A PART OR BETTER STILL BUILD A CENTER FOR REHABILITATION NOT TO BAN THEM TOTALLY.
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-- Mykie010 (m) at 12-05-2016 10:50AM
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 :this el rufai is something else..
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-- CHRISETTE (f) at 12-05-2016 12:13PM
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ThankGod is a muslim
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-- Eazyatumeyi (m) at 12-05-2016 01:07PM
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Na them them na, they understand their language
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-- morgan1 (m) at 12-05-2016 01:56PM
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Yes tell dem,,,,I told u guys ,,,,El Rufai is a mad man
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-- omoboriowo96 (m) at 12-05-2016 02:18PM
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Promise is a debt.Please pay your debt to them.
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-- Trueyarn (m) at 12-05-2016 04:01PM
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Ok nah,he don happen 4 kaduna again,nah wetin him do wen he be minister of FCT,so so demolition.
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-- Akpan22 (m) at 12-05-2016 04:04PM
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Foolish man wetin you wan make them do or take survive
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-- raynebee (f) at 12-05-2016 05:01PM
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what is rong with all thses politicians na
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-- AmazingMarie (f) at 12-05-2016 08:03PM
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though El Rufai is trying to sanitise the society but he should provide for them adequately at least monthly stipends to set them up in trading or artisan skills for them to be self dependent
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-- AmazingMarie (f) at 12-05-2016 08:05PM
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Quote from: morgan tunji on 12-05-2016 01:56PM
Yes tell dem,,,,I told u guys ,,,,El Rufai is a mad man

sometimes a man has to be very mad to be able to govern a state in Nigeria.
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-- dickieponga (m) at 12-05-2016 08:31PM
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Well done we don't need them on our streets because its an eyesore.. Una no no say tourism plays an important role in our economy. Some countries like Spain, Greece, Ireland depend on tourism. Let d charities take care of dem...
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-- dickieponga (m) at 12-05-2016 08:33PM
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Chrisette make I wait by ur gate..?
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-- Oworen25 (m) at 12-05-2016 11:21PM
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Make una match go him office
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