Lagos reiterates zero tolerance to street begging (Nation)

Lagos reiterates zero tolerance to street begging (Nation)

Worried by the alarming rate of street begging and its negative impact within the state, Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development Agboola Dabiri has reiterated the stance for zero tolerance on street begging. Agboola said this at a meeting held with Stakeholders on curbing the menace of street begging in Lagos. According to him available, statistics indicates that despite the law enforcement agencies’ efforts at curbing the menace, beggars had become recalcitrant and they sometimes engage in criminal activities while parading as beggars. According to him, the facilities which the government built to serve as transit home for rescued beggars and destitute is over stretched, hence, the urgent need for stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the problem. Read more

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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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