Ekiti state

 

 

Ekiti state
No fewer than 11 lunatics and miscreants have been removed from the
streets of Ado and Ikere Ekiti by the Ekiti State Government for
proper rehabilitation.

The State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development,
Alhaja Maryam Ogunlade who made this known in Ado Ekiti, explained
that the move was borne out of the commitment of the Fayemi led
administration to the welfare of all categories of people in the
State.

Alhaja Ogunlade said that the exercise was aimed at providing proper
care as well as psycho-social support for genuine beggars, miscreants
and lunatics adding that they would be reintegrated into the society
and their respective families as soon as they are fit enough to do so.

Ogunlade explained further that the move was to boost security of
lives and property of the people, noting that investigations had
revealed that kidnappers and miscreants sometimes disguise as beggars
and lunatics to carry out their nefarious activities.

Stressing that the exercise was carried out according to global best
practices, the Commissioner said that it was done in collaboration
with Law Enforcement Agencies, so as to avoid undue interruption and
resistance.

She highlighted categories of persons targeted during the exercise to
include street beggars, destitute, miscreants and lunatics, assuring
that it would be carried out across the State.

The Commissioner expressed gratitude to Governor Fayemi for providing
the needed support towards ensuring the success of the exercise.

The Executive Secretary, Office of Disability Affairs, Mrs. Olabisi
Fatoba assured that adequate arrangements had been made for the care
of those picked and that they would be allowed to join their families
and the society when they are considered fully rehabilitated.

 

 

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