Oyo State Authorities on Friday mentioned it has evacuated no fewer than thirty-two beggars in Ibadan the state capital.
DAILY POST gathered that the evacuation train was carried out round Dugbe market and Mokola underneath bridge in Ibadan, Thursday afternoon.
Commissioner for Ladies Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Faosat Sanni, who spoke by the Director, Youngster Welfare, Mr Sunday Kolajo mentioned six underage kids, 5 grownup males, 5 grownup girls, ten male kids in addition to 5 feminine kids amongst whom had been two on wheelchairs.
She mentioned that the evacuation was a part of the state authorities’s effort at ridding the State of destitute and offering succor to kids used for road begging.
“We have now evacuated 32 destitute people from two standard places in Ibadan, Dugbe and Mokola Roundabout. They’ve been taken to a particular house the place they are going to be rehabilitated for a change on their social standing.
“The kids amongst them that had been utilized by their dad and mom as beggars will obtain free schooling after their rehabilitation and medical care, they’re Nigerians, they should be given a greater life like others.”
She mentioned the State authorities, by the Ministry of Ladies Affairs and Social Inclusion has zero tolerance for youngsters roaming the road as an alternative of going to colleges.
She added that this introduced in regards to the want for the enforcement train within the second half of the 12 months to take destitute people, particularly kids beggars off the road.
Sanni defined additional that the Ministry, after getting their profiles, would hand them over to the Matan Arewa for onward repatriation and rehabilitation with their households.