Oyo Govt To End Menace Of Vagrancy, Street Begging, Other Societal Ills In State – Commissioner

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*Rescues destitute, twin daughters in Ibadan

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

Oyo State Government is determined to end menace of vagrancy, street begging and other societal ills in and across the state.

The state Women Affairs and Social Inclusion Commissioner, Honourable Toyin Balogun said this while leading a motoring team around Ibadan to rescued a homeless woman and her twin daughters off the streets within the Ibadan metropolis.

Hon Balogun declared that the exercise is in line with the agenda of Gov Seyi Makinde-led administration to improve the welfare and wellbeing of the vulnerable and destitute in the society while ensuring that they are also beneficiaries of the sustainable development agenda of the government.

The Commissioner maintained that the state government is committed to rehabilitating as many as possible destitute and reintegrating them back into society, as they are part of the citizenry of the state. 

“ Destitute are not only homeless individuals that live on the street, but they form part of the poorest of the poor/ extremely poor who lack the wherewithal to provide for their basic needs, hence the need for the government and society at large to stand in the gap by putting in place safety net measures, until they are able to stand on their feet and get reintegrated back into society after becoming productive both to themselves and the society at large”, she said.

The Commissioner added, ” Heart rending this vagrant woman has been spotted sleeping outside at the mercy of the elements and unscrupulous miscreants in different locations with her vulnerable, under-aged twins who as investigations revealed, have never been enrolled in the school system”.

Mrs. Balogun maintained that the Gov Makinde led government will not relent in its quest to improve on the quality of life of the citizenry across board without leaving anyone behind.

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