Ondo Govt rids beggars, Lunatics from Streets over insecurity
The Ondo State Government has commenced the evacuation of the destitute, beggars and urchins in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
The Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Foluke Tunde-Daramola told newsmen during the evacuation exercise that they had been posing security threats to the residents of the state.
According to Daramola, the sight of the people on the streets of the state capital has become a major concern, not only to government, but to residents.
She gave an assurance that those evacuated would be kept under government’s care for monitoring.
Series of meetings has been held with various stakeholders in the state to achieve the desired results.
Prior to the evacuation, there was an interactive session between the Miinistry of Women Affairs and Social Development and other stakeholders in Ondo State including Head of Service, Mr Niran Adeyemo and religious institutions, to ensure that street urchins, beggars and destitute are taken off the streets.
It was further gathered that shopping malls and supermarkets are not left out of the advocacy as government advised them not to provide enabling environment for destitute to thrive.
After the sensitization, the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, in adherence to the directive of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu embarked on evacuation of the street urchins, beggars and destitute in Akure, the state capital.
Mrs Tunde-Daramola added that government would replicate same exercise across the major cities of the state.