The Lagos State Government, under the present administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has embarked on zero tolerance against street begging, vowing not to tolerate the act henceforth in any part of the state
At least 50 street beggars were taken off the road during a special operation.
Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr Mobolaji Ogunlende, stated this while leading” Special Rescue Operations,” launched by the ministry, in collaboration with the Lagos State Task Force, with a mission to sanitize the state of street begging in Lekki axis on Thursday.
According to Ogunlende, “The act of begging or using babies to solicit alms is not part of our religion or culture. It doesn’t support the socio-economic growth of any state.
“It is counterproductive because some of the so-called beggars have been discovered to be involved in criminality.”