Nigeria: Lagos prohibits street asking

Lagos state authorities say hawkers and beggars are a nuisance

Lagos state authorities state hawkers and beggars are a problem

The Lagos state federal government in Nigeria has actually prohibited street asking and has actually formed an unique group to stop the “menace”, regional media report.

The group is anticipated to start operations in the next couple of days.

A state authorities in charge of youth and social advancement informed reporters that beggars on the streets were a problem to obedient residents.

Olusegun Dawodu stated beggars and hawkers, who consisted of kids, were being carried from other parts of the nation to the city.

He stated the “business” was demeaning and an abuse to mankind, particularly the kids who were being pushed into it.

He included that a few of the beggars and hawkers were connected to criminal activity in the city– by attacking and robbing city citizens.

“The activities of these people in our streets impede human movement and vehicular traffic, constitute environmental nuisance and security threats,” Mr Dawodu is priced estimate by regional media as stating.

The relocation came days after the cops raised the alarm over crooks camouflaging themselves as beggars and assaulting Lagos citizens.

Nigeria: Lagos prohibits street asking