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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTION
STREET BEGGING AND HAWKING (PROHIBITION) LAW, 2016
KADUNA STATE OF NIGERIA
LAW NO 8, 2016
A LAW TO PROHIBIT STREET BEGGING AND HAWKING IN KADUNA STATE 2016
Date of Commencement (1st May, 2016)
BE IT ENACTED by the House of Assembly of Kaduna State as follows:
“Court” means Magistrate Court and includes such Mobile Courts as may be constituted by the Chief Judge of the State pursuant to this law;
“Governor” means the Governor of Kaduna State;
“Goods” includes wares, food, articles, livestock and things or items meant for sale to the public;
“Hawking” means the act of offering to the public goods for sale or rendering service on a public street, highway, resorts or any open space other than a lawfully constituted market, shop or authorised selling place;
“State” means Kaduna State of Nigeria;
“Street begging” means the act of soliciting for any financial assistance, gifts, alms or favour from members of the public along the public highways, streets or public places within the State; and
“Public Places” includes Markets, Parks, Roads, Resorts, Stadia, Schools and other public institutions.
Prohibition of Street Begging
Prohibition of Hawking
Arrest of Offenders
(1) Any Law Enforcement Agent may arrest without warrant any person found to be contravening any of the provisions of this Law.
(2) Upon arrest of person engaged in hawking, the arresting officers shall have powers to seize any goods or items constituting the subject matter of the offence.
(3) The Police shall, within a period of 24 hours or such period as may be practicable, considering the circumstances of the case, arraign the offender before the appropriate Court for trial.
Aiding and Abetting
DATED AT KADUNA this 1st day of May 2016.
Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufa’i
Governor, Kaduna State.
(This note does not form part of this Law and has no legal effect)
The purpose of this Law is to prohibit street begging and hawking and make provision for the punishment of offenders thereto.
This printed impression has been carefully compared with the Bill which has passed the Kaduna State House of Assembly and found to be true and correctly printed copy of the said Bill.
HON. AMINU ABDULLAHI SHAGALI UMMA ALIYU HIKIMA Esq.
(Speak) (Clerk to the Legislature)