Chei!! Lagos state Deport 3,105 Beggars to there state of origin

Date: 13-05-2011 1:38 pm (10 years ago) | Author: Peter Izu
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- at 13-05-2011 01:38 PM (10 years ago)
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TO rid Lagos of lunatics and beggars, the state government has sent over 3,105 beggars and lunatics to their countries and states of origin.
The Special Adviser to the governor on Youth and Social Development Dr. Dolapo Badru, who disclosed this at a ministerial briefing yesterday in Lagos, said 3,044 of the beggars arrested had been sent away in the last one year.
Giving a breakdown of the statistics, Badru revealed that Sokoto State had the highest number of beggars with 196 arrested on Lagos streets, followed by Oyo State with 83, Kano State 75, Osun State 67, Ekiti 21, while Ondo State had seven.
On the number of lunatics, he said available statistic showed that Niger Republic had the highest number of beggars and lunatics arrested by having 12, Chad Republic two and Cote d'Ivoire had one.
Badru explained that the state government had zero tolerance for destitution and begging in the state, adding that picking of unwanted persons from streets of Lagos would be a continuous exercise.
He stressed that his office would continue to work together with security agencies to rid the city of these unwanted persons, saying it was an offence to indulge the beggars who troop to the state on daily basis to beg for alms.
On the essence of the state's rehabilitation centre at Owutu, Ikorodu, where beggars, the destitute, mentally challenged and drug addicts picked from the roads are taken to, he said the state government would continue to make provision for facilities to help rehabilitate such persons.
He said the mentally unstable picked on the roads across the state would be given adequate medical attention, while 38 able-bodied persons among those picked on the roads who were suspected to be criminals had been handed over to the state task force for prosecution.
On adoption and fostering, Badru disclosed that various applications were received from prospective adopters, locally and internationally who were screened in order to determine their suitability for adopting children while 177 letters of approval were granted.
He disclosed that 126 children were adopted by members of the public and 11 released for fostering, adding that 174 children had their adoptions legalised through the Juvenile Court while additional 161 babies were rescued and referred to various government homes and private orphanages.


Posted: at 13-05-2011 01:38 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- KELLY202 at 13-05-2011 08:21 PM (10 years ago)
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hmmmmmmmmmmm brb ok
Posted: at 13-05-2011 08:21 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- monday3 at 13-05-2011 09:17 PM (10 years ago)
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so they don start to deport from lag.na real deport
Posted: at 13-05-2011 09:17 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- interpo77 at 13-05-2011 09:32 PM (10 years ago)
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well if that can help in rebuilding the  new lagos, its nice idea but the state governmet need to prompt a new
 area to keep these type of pple. not just deporting them but the next in the question
Posted: at 13-05-2011 09:32 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ade_su_wa at 13-05-2011 09:53 PM (10 years ago)
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Interesting
Posted: at 13-05-2011 09:53 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Larrykingomoj at 14-05-2011 01:16 AM (10 years ago)
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I can see but let him know that the poor economy is biting hard and that is why they took to the streets.
Posted: at 14-05-2011 01:16 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- deboalabi262 at 14-05-2011 02:25 AM (10 years ago)
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Good move, Gov. Fashola

Posted: at 14-05-2011 02:25 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- KINGJHOE at 14-05-2011 02:31 AM (10 years ago)
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PEOPLE DOWNTOWN ARE HUNGRY.MOST FAMILIES LIVE BELOW 1 USD A DAY....LET THE GOVERNMENT MAKE PROVISIONS FOR THE DESTITUTES."DEPORTING THEM" DOESN'T SOLVE THE PROBLEM.
Posted: at 14-05-2011 02:31 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gibsonpally at 14-05-2011 02:47 AM (10 years ago)
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How did they know the country of origin of the lunatics since they can hardly make sense?
Posted: at 14-05-2011 02:47 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- estilizo at 14-05-2011 02:54 AM (10 years ago)
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lol...............deportation???this is serious ooo,nice one mr governor.

Posted: at 14-05-2011 02:54 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- KINGJHOE at 14-05-2011 03:00 AM (10 years ago)
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GRASSROOT EMPOWERMENT NOT DEPORTATION................OUR GOVERNMENT KEEP LOOSING BEARING.IS THAT THE STATE PRIORITY?
Posted: at 14-05-2011 03:00 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osasu83 at 14-05-2011 03:12 AM (10 years ago)
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IF  4 example am a nigeria born in delta and doing my hustling in lagos so it means i can be deported back to my state of birth   wat a bounch of crap i thought its one nigeria and becos i was born in any state in nigeria automatically make me a citizen of any state in nigeria according to sub section 308 paragraph 97 of nigeria constituion
Posted: at 14-05-2011 03:12 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- KINGJHOE at 14-05-2011 03:14 AM (10 years ago)
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THATS WHAT WE SEE WHEN VAGABONDS ARE IN POWER...
Posted: at 14-05-2011 03:14 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- foukidrem at 14-05-2011 03:30 AM (10 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 14-05-2011 03:30 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Paschaldon at 14-05-2011 03:58 AM (10 years ago)
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Let the govt invest more on agriculture. Most of this people are from rural areas and they really need help.
Posted: at 14-05-2011 03:58 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dogodajiabuja at 14-05-2011 04:41 AM (10 years ago)
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ajanni, cadanre, mamood, delat, all of them should be deported back to chad and yemen. that is where they belong. and lest i forget,
am happy that the last face OSAMA BIN LADEN  saw was an AMERICAN face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hohohohoho!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: at 14-05-2011 04:41 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- fireman at 14-05-2011 07:40 AM (10 years ago)
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ok ..the govt is deporting those guys back but that is not going to stop the problem of begging when more than 70 per cent r poverty stricken. The adoption of these kids am not so sure if they will be given the adequate care they need cus there is always a risk of these kids being forgotten and in a couple of years one of them will come out and say they were abused or something the Lagos state governments effort is laudable but they should also have a way of following up the kids put out for adoption.

Posted: at 14-05-2011 07:40 AM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- lovarboysweetie at 14-05-2011 08:01 AM (10 years ago)
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It's unconscionable to decide deporting the already miserable citizens of Nigeria regardless which State of origin they belong. It's a policy that need a review and changes must come to it fast. All this is making life more miserable for them if not more difficult and dying for them would be more honorable than continous living such a life. Governor Babtunde Raji Fashola can do better.
Posted: at 14-05-2011 08:01 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Dafey at 14-05-2011 08:28 AM (10 years ago)
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If d locals can deport its own citizen jst bcos they re nt of d same state & origin, why complain of foreign deportation? Na wa.
Posted: at 14-05-2011 08:28 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- eoadex2003 at 14-05-2011 08:31 AM (10 years ago)
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This is better.
Posted: at 14-05-2011 08:31 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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