The Kogi State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development Hon. Hajiya Fatima Kabir Buba has evacuated beggars and the mentally ill from the roads of lokoja.
The beggars were evacuated from different parts of Lokoja metropolis including Zango, Ganaja village, Obasanjo Square among others to the Ministry rehabilitation center and then transported back to their various home state in about six buses to the Northern part of the Country including, Katsina ,Kaduna, Kano , Bauchi, Zamfara among others.
Hajiya Fatima led other Officials of the Ministry to profile all the beggars , they were fed and provided with basic needs before they were evacuated to their states and Local Government Area of origin.
The Commissioner disclosed that the evacuation excercise was not discriminatory but to rid the street of beggars roaming the Lokoja Metropolis.
She noted that adequate arrangements have been made to ensure that they are transported to their respective location with utmost respect and dignity.
She promised that the state government under the leadership of His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello will not relent it’s effort in getting beggars off the street.
Hajiya Fatima commended the Governor of the state his Excellency Alhaji Adoza yahaya Bello and the first lady her Excellency Hajiya Rashida Bello for their immense support throughout the excercise.
On the Entourage of the Honourable Commissioner include the acting Permanent Secretary of The Ministry Mr. Akele Joseph , The Director Rehabilitation Mrs Adegbola E.F , Director Social Welfare Mallam Usman Suleiman and other Staff of the Ministry.