Street beggars in Ogun State to sweep market for two weeks – OGSG
Following the alarming rise of street begging in Ogun State, Government has warned beggars to either desist from it or face the punishment of sweeping market square for two weeks.
Street begging has become a thing of concern in the state as destitute and able-bodied men are seen on the streets begging instead of focusing on other means of livelihood.
The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon. Mrs. Funmi Efuwape, who gave this warning while addressing destitute caught roaming the street at Women Development Centre, Oke-Ilewo in Abeokuta, said she always notices able-bodied men and women begging for money within Ibara Housing Estate, Panseke, Iyana Mortuary, and major bus stops within the state capital.
“I observed that every morning, most of you are always loitering about, especially within Ibara Housing Estate begging for money, and you are able-bodied, sane, and sound,” Efuwape said per Vanguard.
“Some of you have been empowered financially at one time or the other and you have diverted the money to unprofitable ventures.
“This is just a warning, after this, any street beggar caught, will be made to sweep market for two consecutive weeks as well as wash the public toilets.”