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Oyo begins evacuation of beggars in Ibadan


The Oyo State Government on Tuesday said it has commenced evacuation of beggars in some parts of Ibadan, the state capital.

The government noted that the evacuation of the beggars from the Jemibewon area to a resettlement facility in Akinyele started on Tuesday.

Our correspondent learnt that beggars had over the years been living around shanties on Jemibewon Road in the Sabo area of Ibadan.

The government, however, on Tuesday said that it has commenced evacuation of the beggars to the newly built Akinyele Resettlement Centre.

Our correspondent gathered on Tuesday that the evacuation process commenced at 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

The evacuation followed a tour of the site by Arewa community leaders and representatives of the beggars on Saturday.

Commissioner for Environment, Barrister Idowu Oyeleke, who led the first set of evacuees to Akinyele, said that the new site is fitted with social amenities.

Other ministries involved in the exercise according to him include Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Information, Culture and Tourism, Local and Chieftaincy Matters.

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