Oyo govt Goes Tough on Straying Destitute

Oyo govt Goes Tough on Straying Destitute, Oyo government of Oyo state has evacuated over 400 beggars and destitute within Ibadan metropolis.

The government has explained its plans to provide another resettlement centre for the beggars and destitutes in all the nooks and crannies of the capital city.

The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Kafilat Olayiwola stated this when she led the state raiding team on evacuation of beggars and destitutes from Jemibewon/Mokola/ Sango University of Ibadan main gate.

Other areas captured in the evacuation exercise include; Challenge/Oja’ba, Oje/Bodija, Iwo road/Gbagi and Basorun Akobo routes.

Oyo govt Goes Tough on Straying Destitute

While Speaking with the journalists shortly after the exercise, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Olayiwola said, “The government of the day is not interested in seeing destitute and beggars on our roads without being fed and looking battered. As a result of this, the government provided a settlement for them, where they can be well fed, given proper health care and enjoy other facilities but we still discovered that they go outside to beg and do other things that this government seriously frowns at.”
“Yes, the government is planning to provide another settlement area for them apart from the one here in Akinyele.”

Oyo govt Goes Tough on Straying Destitute

” Though we have returned some of these beggars, who have been rehabilitated back to their families, having taken their profile and know where they belonged.”

“The next thing we are planning to do now is to employ security guards to take control of the gates so as to prevent them from going outside to beg for alms.”
“The destitute and beggars in Oyo State need care, affection, rehabilitation and resettlement. All these have been taken care of by the state government. But despite the care and comfort being given to them at the resettlement centre in Akinyele, we have observed that some of them are very stubborn to the extent that they still stray back to the street but the government is hell-bent in ensuring that they stay at the provided centre.”

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