The Lagos State Government is set to send all beggars on the streets of the state packing.
The order was delivered by the Commissioner of Youth and Social Development, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf on behalf of the state government.
According to the state government, drastic actions will be taken against beggars who fail to heed the instruction.
The Commissioner of Youth and Social Development added that; “We have been campaigning against street begging on radio since January. The campaign will run for three months following which the state government will take more drastic actions against perpetrators because there is anti-begging law in the state.
“What we are also saying is that people should stop giving alms to beggars on the streets because many of them are not beggars in the real sense of it. Many street beggars have been discovered to engage in criminal activities and hard drugs.”