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Bauchi to Relocate Non-Indigene Beggars to Their States

| September 15, 2012 More

The Bauchi State government is to conduct a head-count of beggars in the state in its bid to identify and relocate those who are not from the state. Alhaji Umar Sale, the Commissioner for Social Welfare and Community Development, said this in an interview with newsmen in Bauchi on Wednesday.

Sale said the families of beggars from the state would be traced so that they can return to them. He said there were plans to train eligible beggars, while those that cannot acquire skills would be assisted and retained in their homes.

“We intend to start identifying those capable of learning various skills so that we can train them. Our officers are out on surveillance, and after the head-count, we will know their number. After everything, all those who belong to other states will be handed over to the appropriate authorities in their states,” he said.

Speaking on remand homes in Azare and Bauchi Local Government Areas, Sale said the government has allocated the sum of N300,000 to each for the feeding of their inmates.

“The Azare home is for those in that zone so they do not have to bring them to Bauchi, while that of Bauchi accommodates children from other local government areas,” Sale said.

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Category: Bauchi State News

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