20 July 2012

Nigeria: Ekiti Evacuates Beggars, Lunatics From Streets

Ado Ekiti — The Ekiti State government has commenced the evacuation of beggars and lunatics from the streets of Ado Ekiti, with a plan to return them to their states of origin.

The state's Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Folorunso Olabode, who supervised the exercise, said the measure was to check the security challenges in the country. The commissioner said the beggars and lunatics were capable of being manipulated by evil people.

Olabode said the measure was also in line with the desire of the state government to make the streets of the state capital beautiful, adding that the beggars and sundry undesirable elements constitute nuisance.

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