Nigeria: Clampdown On Lagos Beggars
Leadership (Abuja), 9 February 2013
This Tuesday, a court in Lagos sentenced 30 beggars to jail for constituting themselves into public nuisance, among other related offences. The government of Lagos State, it seems, is determined to eradicate street begging and also rid the streets of urchins. The state government has put in place rehabilitation centres that come with skills acquisition programmes.