Kano council of Ulama criticises Ganduje’s street begging ban

The Kano State Council of Ulama has criticised Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s decision to ban street begging across the state.

In Islam, the Ulama are ”the guardians, transmitters and interpreters of religious knowledge in Islam, including Islamic doctrine and law”. By longstanding tradition, Ulama are educated in religious institutions.

The chairman of the council, Ibrahim Khalil, expressed this in an interview with journalists on Wednesday. He said the action ”is not feasible and the government is not serious”.

According to Mr Khalil, ”necessary steps towards curtailing the practice have not been taken or put in place before taking the decision”.

“To us at the Council of Ulama, the government cannot do it and is not serious about it. They are just doing it to appease…

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