From Kabir Yayo Ali, Ibadan & Dalhatu Liman, Abuja
The chief of blind of us from the North dwelling in Ibadan, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammed, has known as on Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo Impart to rethink the decision to evacuate all beggars from their properties in Akinyele village close to Ibadan to Kishi city in Oke-Ogun recount.
He made the decision in an interview with Day-to-day Have religion after studying of the authorities’s perception to evacuate all beggars from Ibadan to Kishi.
Talking in a radio programme, Radio New 105.9 FM, Governor Makinde talked about that his authorities tried its easiest to house the beggars in a newly constructed settlement at Akinyele however they saved fleeing the settlement one after the opposite, returning to the streets for begging.
“Attributable to this actuality, what we’ll impression now could be if we evacuate them (beggars) from the streets; we’re in a position to relocate them to Kishi city the place this will nicely additionally even be very sophisticated for them to return to Ibadan,” the governor talked about.
Makinde’s declaration prompted a response from the pinnacle of the blind.
Muhammed talked about: “There are correct beggars esteem us whose justification to beg is correct because of our incapacity. Likewise, there are additionally women and men who aren’t disabled however they mosey round begging on the streets of Ibadan. Such beggars are characterize us shadowy.
“Attributable to this actuality, if the authorities effected its decision to evacuate all of us from Ibadan to Kishi, then we’re handled unfairly as a result of most of us (blind women and men) ranking spent higher than 50 years dwelling with our households in rented properties on this neighbourhood, Sabo Ibadan, majorly populated by Hausa neighborhood.
“We impression no longer beg on the streets of Ibadan, reasonably we beg on the doorsteps of our givers, inside the mosques and public gatherings as our kith and kinfolk reside on this modern neighbourhood. They provide us cash, meals and attire for the sake of God,” he added.
He famend that many blind people had been dwelling at Sabo for over 45 years, the place he married and bore many childhood, declaring that they need to serene no longer be blended with wholesome beggars inside city.
He faulted the governor’s competition that beggars housed at Akinyele Destitute Home sneaked out to the streets, asserting, “As chances are you’ll discover us now, we’re sitting on the Palace of Serikin Makafi, which leisurely Alhaji Lamidi Adedibu obtained for us a actually extended time in the past.”
He talked about although they ranking been tickled with the newly constructed destitute house, they’d per probability no longer relocate to the constructing as a result of there was no provision for meals and water.