Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has sent 150 homeless wanderers and beggars out of the state.
The vagrants were sent back to their home states in the North, Niger Republic, Ebonyi and Akwa Ibom States.
This is part of the government’s measures to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic in the state.
Through its Ministry of Social Welfare, State government profiled the affected persons and sent them to their states and country of origin.
This was disclosed by the state’s Commissioner for Social Welfare, Mrs. Inime Aguma on Tuesday.
Aguma led other officials of the ministry to profile all the vagrants before they were evacuated to their states and local government areas of origin.
The commissioner disclosed that the evacuation exercise was not discriminatory and but designed to protect Rivers people.
This is a very vital step any governor that wants to contain the virus should toll.
I had earlier suggested that the ever growing homeless wanderers and beggars at BATA and other locations in Aba be sent away or be isolated…