Rehabilitation of the destitute: Lagos reassures residents of safety

The statewide exercise to free Lagos of visible security risks has continued after the arrest of some suspects under the Dolphin Estate bridge.
The ceaseless influx of miscreants, beggars, and the destitute onto Lagos streets has raised fears of insecurity of lives and property.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, described this as unacceptable, while highlighting  measures the Babajide Sanwo-Olu government is taking to improve on safety and sanity.
As part of the exercise, 450 miscreants were at the weekend rescued.
Of the lot, 371 pleaded for assistance to relocate to their various states due to the hardship they are facing in Lagos; 79 have been absorbed into some government facilities for rehabilitation after showing signs of being unwell.
The exercise will continue as part of the government’s responsibility to keep our citizens safe and secure.
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