The Governor of Oyo State Seyi Makinde has commenced evacuation of beggars in some parts of Ibadan, following a tour of the Jemibewon area of the state capital on Saturday by Arewa community leaders and representatives of the beggars, commenced evacuation of the beggars to the newly built Akinyele resettlement facility on Tuesday.
It was reported that the beggars had over the years been living around shanties on Jemibewon Road in the Sabo area of Ibadan.
However, their evacuation exercise kick-started at 7 a.m. today. 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. some criminal suspects accused of turning a forest in Kogi State into an Indian hemp farm have been apprehended by some hunters.