Lagos deports children, destitute to Osun
The Osun State Government, yesterday, said it received 46 additional destitute including two children evacuated from Lagos State.
Receiving the destitute at the National Youth Development Centre, Ode-Omu, yesterday, the Special Adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Youths, Sports and Special Needs, Hon. Biyi Odunlade said that the state government has no option than to take care of its citizens in any part of the country.
According to him out of the 46 destitute evacuated from Lagos, only 26 were genuine indigenes of the state after their screening.
Odunlade disclosed that about 150 destitute have been repatraited to the state from Lagos, Oyo and other places since the current administration came on board.
His words; 'We were invited by Lagos State to pick our brothers and sisters who were destitute and 46 persons were brought, out of which we discovered that just 26 of them are actually indigenes of the state, comprising of 19 males and five females with two children who are from different local governments in the state.
'It is our responsibility to take the matter up because Governor Aregbesola believes in quick and responsible action, and that is why the state government insisted that any time Lagos invited us for their evacuation, we respond on good time.