Ahmed Tanko Ahmed, the Special Adviser to Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger on Religious Affairs stated at Minna on Tuesday that no religion encourages parents to give birth to children and throw them on the streets. “Street begging is not good for any religion, community, society and country. Throwing children off the streets is child labour.
“We have prevalence of children on the streets begging because parents who are expected to inculcate sanity among their children have thrown away such responsibility.
“No child must be made to beg and every child has the right to proper education, upbringing and security. “A man has no right to give birth to a child and throw such child onto the streets; by doing that such parents will be denying the children, parental comfort,’’ he said. Ahmed said if this menace was not checked, the country would be producing a generation of beggars.