Oyo Govt Evacuates Beggars To Akinyele Resettlement Centre
The Oyo State government, on Tuesday morning, commenced the evacuation of beggars from the shanties on Jemibewon Road, Sabo area of Ibadan to the newly-built Akinyele Resettlement Centre.
The evacuation process, which started months ago, formally commenced today, following a tour of the new site by Arewa community leaders and representatives of the beggars on Saturday.
The state Commissioner for Environment, Barrister Idowu Oyeleke, who led the first set of evacuees to Akinyele, said yhe new site is fitted with social amenities, including schools, hospitals and recreation centres.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, other ministries involved in the evacuation exercise include Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Information, Culture and Tourism, Local and Chieftaincy Matters.
Other also involved is the Office of the Executive Secretary, Oyo State Security Trust Fund, headed by Fatai Owoseni, a retired Commissioner of Police who also doubled as the Special Adviser on Security Matters to the Governor.
As at 8 a.m on Tuesday, three fully-loaded Pacessetter buses had reportedly left Jemibewon Road for Akinyele, while others were being loaded.