Oyo State Government has stated that plans are in top gear to rehabilitate all destitute, beggars and mentally ill persons evacuated from streets and give them a better life.
The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Kafilat Olayiwola, made the pledge on Friday, in Ibadan, during the evacuation exercise.
According to Olayiwola, Oyo State Government is determined to rid the streets of destitute, beggars and mentally challenged persons to rehabilitation centre.
She said: “The exercise is to ensure that the lives of the evacuees and that of the general public are safe and secured.
“Their presence in the society poses danger, as some of them could be agents for criminals.
“So we are going to profiling them, engage some of them in skill acquisition programmes aiming at enhancing the individual’s capacity to enable them build a better life.