BE CAREFUL; YOU COULD FIND YOURSELF IN JAIL IF YOU GIVE ALMS TO STREET BEGGARS

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The Lagos State Government last Thursday said giving alms to beggars on roadside is an offense punishable by two years imprisonment without an option of fine. It further stated that instead of risking jail term, the citizens of the state could give such alms to churches, mosques, registered orphanages, motherless babies homes or social welfare institutions in the state. The Special Adviser on Youth, Sports and Social Development to the governor, Dr. Dolapo Badru, said this at a news conference in Alausa, Ikeja on the performance of the ministry in social care. He said thegovernment was determined to take beggars and the destitute off the street and provide them vocations and shelters.

I think they are going to have a hard time implementing this. What are your thoughts.

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2 thoughts on “BE CAREFUL; YOU COULD FIND YOURSELF IN JAIL IF YOU GIVE ALMS TO STREET BEGGARS

  1. how many beggars have they taken off our streets. Reality is an issue of giving law, it’s all about provision.
    You can’t stop a man from carrying out his humanitarian duties or calling.
    Fashola and Dolapo should stop the trash….because such an order is a trash.
    If Bill Gate should land in Lagos today now and decided to give to those on the streets; you want to tell me that Fashola would prefer getting him arrested to him alleviating poverty and feeding the destitute.
    No headway Fash!

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