The Lagos state government on Thursday said it would partner with the state governments in the northern part of the country in a bid to stem the influx of beggars into the state and address street begging.
The state’s Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, said this at the annual ministerial briefing in commemoration of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode’s second year in office.
According to her, the menace of street begging and the influx of beggars into Lagos has become a recurring decimal. “The state Government is not resting on its oars to ensure that Lagos streets are rid of beggars, challenging as it may be.
“On the issue of influx of beggars into Lagos and street begging on our streets, it is something we are concerned about, and we’re leaving no stone unturned to ensure that we nip the matter in the bud.