The Ondo State Government has assured that it will soon rid the streets of mentally ill people.
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Foluke Daramola who made the promise added that the government is determined to create a safe environment for people to live in.
Oluseye Akinwalere reports that Mrs Daramola reiterated the Akeredolu administration’s passion to protect the interest of the people in all areas.
The rate at which mentally challenged people roam the streets of Akure and other cities has been on a steady rise for a couple of years and people are getting more worried about the way they take up permanent residence on side walks, road dividers, bus stops and many other areas.
They also walk around with a lot of rubbish and eventually drop them carelessly, littering the public places.
The sight of the mad persons on the streets scares many as some of them often brandish sharp and harmful objects.
However, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Foluke Daramola said the state government is commited to ensuring that no harm comes to residents
She assured that the government has commenced evacuation of mentally challenged persons, beggars and children who just walk around the streets aimlessly.
With the government’s assurances the people can heave a sigh of relief even as they look forward to streets that are rid of miscreants and mentally challenged people.