Oyo State government commences evacuation of beggars to Akinyele Resettlement Centre

Segun Showunmi in Ibadan

The Oyo State government on Tuesday commenced evacuation of beggars from the shanties on Jemibewon Road, Sabo area of Ibadan to the newly built Akinyele Resettlement Centre.

Penpushing reports that the evacuation process, which started months ago, formally commenced at 7 a.m. on Tuesday following a tour of the new site by Arewa community leaders and representatives of the beggars on Saturday.

The  Commissioner for Environment in the State, Barrister Idowu Oyeleke, who led the first set of evacuees to Akinyele, said that the new site is fitted with social amenities including schools, hospitals, and recreation centres.

Penpushing further reports that a statement  disclosed  other Ministries involved in the exercise to include Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Information, Culture and Tourism, Local and Chieftaincy Matters as well as the Office of the Executive Secretary, Oyo State Security Trust Fund, headed by  Fatai Owoseni, who is equally the Special Adviser on Security Matters to the governor.

Meanwhile, the statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Taiwo Adisa said that three fully loaded pacessetter buses had left Jemibewon road for Akinyele, while others were being loaded.

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