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Lagos State Gov’t Rescues Female Beggar with her Children & Others Across the State



Lagos Rescues Beggars2Reprieve has come way of a woman, simply identified as Esther, 44, who begs alongside her school-aged children, opposite Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja last Friday when  the Lagos state government rescued her and twenty other beggars and destitutes across the state.

The woman who hails from Delta state was in recent times reported on social media networks to be abandoned by her family and friends.

She was among those that were rescued by the state officials from the Ministry of Youth and Social Development, and was immediately moved to the Lagos State Rehabilitation and Training Centre in Majidun, Ikorodu for adequate care.

The team leader, Olatunde Sunday, noted that the operation was necessitated following the campaign by the Gov. Ambode-led government to eradicate begging in the metropolis.

The director of the rehabilitation centre, Johnson Olufemi Adetoye, said “She was rescued at LASUTH gate ikeja where she always beg with her children. These children are supposed to be in school but they always sat with their mother to beg for alms from passers-by.”

He revealed that the state government has contacted the woman’s family members and meeting has been fixed for next week.

“We have contacted her family members , and the Commissioner for the Ministry, Pharm Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, and would meet with them by next week. Meanwhile, the children were placed in the Ministry’s Children Center spread across the state according to their ages, by the Child Protection Unit”, he stated.

Lagos Rescues Beggars


  1. Puzzles

    April 11, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    What about the northern beggars i see everyday in marina, young women and children? I get very sad when i see those innocent little girls and boys going to beg people while their mothers just sit on the road. Or is it the ones who carry twins and even triplets to beg, when there are people begging for just one child?

  2. M

    April 11, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    She looks well fed….

    • jesu

      April 12, 2016 at 1:39 am

      i knew some idiot like you will say such. just because of her size doesnt mean she cant be hungry. ewu

    • molarah

      April 13, 2016 at 12:51 am

      There’s no reason to be so insultive. Please remember your home training even though you think you are anonymous on the internet. Thanks.

  3. Tosin

    April 12, 2016 at 6:22 am

    let there be love
    that’s all.

    So sad because many people would be working in such areas (social services) but the ‘culture’, ‘society’, sort of has them working for ‘money’ instead.


    April 12, 2016 at 6:26 am

    She is a beggar but her daughter’s hair look well done.!! better than mine..

    • Queen Bee

      April 12, 2016 at 8:06 am

      ok you can hit the streets maybe Lagos state govt will rescue you also, shior “”her daughter’s hair looks better than yours”

  5. mulikat

    April 12, 2016 at 8:30 am

    sorry to say this 99% of beggars are northern naija of their tribal people from niger rep, who cross over to naija ,come to lagos to do full time begging as job. but this delta state women seeing her with kids ,so bad,cos she take gud care of them, even they are beggers, they all look clean, am happy Govt,eradicate begging and this particular kids will go back to school.and their mother give help to start trading and place to call home for them,Thank God.

  6. DatEnuguChic

    April 12, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Hmmm. Lord have mercy! Its always very easy to judge from your comfort zone. Yes the woman looks well fed and her children look well taken of, but you dont know the complete story. You dont know how she got there. maybe her business crumbled, or maybe she was sacked or even became separated from her husband and left with nothing or it could be any other scenario. If you’ve never been through hard times you wont be able to relate with her story. I wish her and her children all the best!

    • Hawtspot

      April 12, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      My dear you can say that again…only God knows how it all happened. A times life has a way of boxing one up in the least expected zones. All I can say is ‘trust God’ when life waves are its tempest.

  7. tunmi

    April 12, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Oh no, the kids are dispersed.


    April 12, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    may God help them amen

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