(Honourable Commissioner for Social Development, Hon. Opeyemi Oluwakemi Afolashade and the Director Rehabilitation, Mr. Taiye J. Ikupolati with some of the staff of the Ministry during the evacuation exercise.)

The Kwara State Government has commenced evacuation of beggars and lunatics across Ilorin metropolis to rid the State capital of uncleanliness, societal menace and vices.

The Evacuation Team from the State Ministry for Social Development toured the Post Office, Tipper Garage , Offa Garage and Geri Alimi axis of Ilorin metropolis where no fewer than 10 lunatics and 31 beggars were evacuated during the flag-off of the exercise and were taken to one of the Ministry's rehabilitation homes for treatment and subsequently, repatriation. 

Speaking to Journalists after the flag-off, the Commissioner for Social Development, Hon. Opeyemi Oluwakemi Afolashade, disclosed that the evacuation exercise was part of the Ministry's responsibilities and a means to further ensure that the society is cleansed of any societal deface and environmental insanity.

Hon. Afolashade said "Kwara State will not condone any act of street begging, as it depicts laziness and also litters the environ while wandering lunatics can also pose danger to the society.”

She further explained that some beggars and lunatics are harmful to the society and are evil perpetrators who disguise to carry out their dastardly acts, warning those indulging in such acts to desist or be ready to face the wrath of the law.

Other members of the Evacuation Team were the Director, Rehabilitation, Mr. Taiye J. Ikupolati and other members of staff of the Directorate.

Oluwole Damilola, 
Press Secretary,


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