Having chased beggars off the street, Borno State governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has placed 127 beggars on N30,000 salary in a bid to reduce the rate of street-begging in the state.
State Commissioner for poverty alleviation, Nuhu Clark who made this known, explained that Governor Umara has already invested N384 million in a Social Protection scheme aimed at reducing the poverty level in the state.
Nuhu Clark furthermore disclosed that the Governor in a bid to ban street-begging has decided to place 3,127 beggars on N30,000 salary.
Borno state has about 7,000 street beggars, 1,550 were crippled, 357 were lepers and 189 were deaf.
The commissioner also revealed that 2,862 youths have benefited from the poverty alleviation scheme as they will also receive a N30,000 monthly salary for the next six months.
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