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Lagos govt, police order street beggars, traders to leave state

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The Lagos authorities has ordered avenue beggars and merchants to depart the state.

A Particular Activity Drive has been established. The authorities say criminals conceal beneath such acts to assault motorists and residents.

Commissioners for Youth and Social Growth, Olusegun Dawodu; Data, Gbenga Omotoso; Police, Hakeem Odumosu addressed a joint briefing at Alausa.

Dawodu defined that the duty power turned essential to sanitise the society and restore the dignity of beggars and hawkers.

The particular crew will begin operations subsequent week to cease these utilizing harmful weapons to assault and rob individuals after disguising.

The federal government will deploy human and materials assets in the direction of enlightenment and sensitisation.

Dawodu stated it was excessive time the legal guidelines of Lagos are enforced for sanity to reign.

He suggested people and firms to donate to registered properties, orphanages, rehabilitation and faith-based organisations as a substitute of roadside alms seekers.

“Road begging is a social vice that we can not afford to observe till it attains an uncontrollable degree. In any other case, all the nice plans and programmes could be adversely affected. The identical goes for avenue hawking.

“This has turn out to be massive enterprise. Our investigation revealed that beggars and hawkers are transported often from different elements of the nation to Lagos with the only intention of doing this odious enterprise.”

In his remarks, Odumosu declared that the period of condoning buying and selling and alms begging on Lagos roads was over.

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