Katsina state chapter of Human Right Network has expressed Concern over the increasing number of street beggars in major towns of the state
This is contain in a press release signed by the state coordinator of the Human Right Network Comrade Abdullahi Izma Yamadi and made it available for media Organizations
According to the release the beggars who are mostly women and children are becoming more vulnerable to other social problems
The release further revealed that the beggars are not only Almajiris but rather are victims of banditry who were forced into street begging as a result of attacks that ravaged their communities
Although there is no statistical data of the beggars roaming the streets evidence indicate that the number of street beggars is increasing at an alarming proportion
Given this, the katsina state Human Right Network advised the government, the council of Ulama, traditional and religious institutions to look into the possibilities of institutionalizing Zakkat in the katsina state as the best means of empowerment to attain social security.