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Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by EkoAtlantic: 3:03am On Aug 16, 2013
Thursday, 15 August 2013 05:56
RESIDENTS of Ibadan living on Total Garden-Yemetu-Idi-Arere-Oja’ba axis were astonished on Wednesday, as one Hiace commercial bus, with Oyo registration number XF 843 NRK, picked lunatics from the streets of the city.
The bus, according to Nigerian Tribune investigation, belonged to an agency commissioned by the state government to rid the city of mentally challenged people on the road.

Branded in the colours of the state commercial paint, the bus was first noticed on Bodija road, en route Beere. It stopped around Yemetu, opposite Mobil petrol station to pick a mentally challenged woman and at Oja’ba, around Isude Mosque.

When the Nigerian Tribune contacted some of the officials of the agency on board with the mentally challenged, one Afinju Leke, who did not mention the name of the agency, said they were from the Ministry of Environment and Habitat, commissioned to rid the road of mentally challenged.
He said the agency had been picking the affected people on the road and taking them to a designated camp at Soka-Boluwaji, on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.

When contacted, the information officer of the Ministry of Environment and Habitat, Cosmas Oni, confirmed that the agency was truly commissioned by the state government and was initially attached to the ministry.
“It is true that the agency was commissioned by the state government to do the job. However, it has been moved to the Ministry of Women Affairs, so it’s no longer under Environment ministry again,” he said.

http://www.tribune.com.ng/news2013/index.php/en/news/item/19190-oyo-govt-moves-lunatics-from-ibadan-roads.html
Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by EkoAtlantic: 3:06am On Aug 16, 2013
Good development, every state need to remove lunatics from it street for rehabilitation and also send them to their families for reunion.

Oyo oni daru..

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Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by Nobody: 3:42am On Aug 16, 2013
Eko Atlantic: Good development, every state need to remove lunatics from it street for rehabilitation and also send them to their families for reunion.

Oyo oni daru..

You people have started again..

Do not let your governors captivate your minds via slogans, logos, anthems and poems..

Already we have a National anthem and a pledge. We do not need irrelevant segregations.

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Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by bigt2(m): 4:34am On Aug 16, 2013
acidosis™:


You people have started again..

Do not let your governors captivate your minds via slogans, logos, anthems and poems..

Already we have a National anthem and a pledge. We do not need irrelevant segregations.
and the funniest thing, a co-worker of mine who likes to boast about the slank 'K'Oyo o le daa, ajumose gbogbo wa ni' had his bike seized when he went to Ibadan weeks ago.
See teasing grin

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Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by ba7man(m): 9:25am On Aug 16, 2013
The days of Lunatics and Destitutes being a part of our landscape is over.

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Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by Nobody: 9:33am On Aug 16, 2013
this the new trend?
after okada ban na the new thing wey we governors wan start?
Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by Dexpro: 9:38am On Aug 16, 2013
That is better by far!

Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by damibravo(m): 9:43am On Aug 16, 2013
Pls there are More lunatics in Ogbomoso o, we used to here they are dropped from people coming from the North but with the weed Smoking rate of the Youths here, there might be more MAD people

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Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by dridowu: 9:45am On Aug 16, 2013
9ce move, bolekaja loading any time soon 4 reunion
Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by Nobody: 9:47am On Aug 16, 2013
sheyie2007: Igbos again

Pls don't tribalize this this thing cos I love my Igbo brothers. They are the backbone of this economy, they strong and they encourage we other tribes.

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Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by Nobody: 9:47am On Aug 16, 2013
#deportation thingZ#
Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by Hanihairy(m): 9:47am On Aug 16, 2013
I wnt b suprised if dey are eventually deported bck 2 dere indigenous states in d name of reuniting dem to dere families.

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Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by Temismith: 9:49am On Aug 16, 2013
cheesy
Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by Gboliwe: 9:50am On Aug 16, 2013
So this is the new agenda for the governors? Nice I must say. But lets not go arresting sane people going about their legal activities and tag them lunatics or destitutes.

Its funny how the men move around and just catch and throw in the said lunatics into a bus for reunion and rehab. Do they know how to catch real, very real raving lunatics? It isnt a day job. Not one I should envy.

Goodluck to them. Our roads and major cities should be bereft of mentally challenged people
Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by Nobody: 9:53am On Aug 16, 2013
damibravo: Pls there are More lunatics in Ogbomoso o, we used to here they are dropped from people coming from the North but with the weed Smoking rate of the Youths here, there might be more MAD people
they shouldnt dump them in ogbomosho this time like they've always don cos that place is littered with lunatics dumped by other states.
Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by ifeelgood: 9:56am On Aug 16, 2013
Eko Atlantic: Thursday, 15 August 2013 05:56
RESIDENTS of Ibadan living on Total Garden-Yemetu-Idi-Arere-Oja’ba axis were astonished on Wednesday, as one Hiace commercial bus, with Oyo registration number XF 843 NRK, picked lunatics from the streets of the city.
The bus, according to Nigerian Tribune investigation, belonged to an agency commissioned by the state government to rid the city of mentally challenged people on the road. Send them to Lagos to join those agberos.

Branded in the colours of the state commercial paint, the bus was first noticed on Bodija road, en route Beere. It stopped around Yemetu, opposite Mobil petrol station to pick a mentally challenged woman and at Oja’ba, around Isude Mosque.

When the Nigerian Tribune contacted some of the officials of the agency on board with the mentally challenged, one Afinju Leke, who did not mention the name of the agency, said they were from the Ministry of Environment and Habitat, commissioned to rid the road of mentally challenged.
He said the agency had been picking the affected people on the road and taking them to a designated camp at Soka-Boluwaji, on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.

When contacted, the information officer of the Ministry of Environment and Habitat, Cosmas Oni, confirmed that the agency was truly commissioned by the state government and was initially attached to the ministry.
“It is true that the agency was commissioned by the state government to do the job. However, it has been moved to the Ministry of Women Affairs, so it’s no longer under Environment ministry again,” he said.

http://www.tribune.com.ng/news2013/index.php/en/news/item/19190-oyo-govt-moves-lunatics-from-ibadan-roads.html
Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by nerodenero: 9:57am On Aug 16, 2013
It is a step in the right direction. I hope the crazy men wont be deported just like what Lagos state government did rather they should be rehabilitated, empowered and allowed to decide where they want to live their lives. There are mad,yes but they are Nigerians too. They should be allowed freedom to live wherever they deem fit to stay.
Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by karkel(m): 9:58am On Aug 16, 2013
na so lunatics full for our kantry

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Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by vivaciousvivi(f): 9:59am On Aug 16, 2013
Na wa o. First it was Lagos with the Igbo deportation bru haha. Now this. I hope a person wouldn't be innocently going to work one day and just get "picked up" and find themselves in Chad Republic!!! undecided
Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by arabanibaba: 10:06am On Aug 16, 2013
they should come and pack all this first to comment on nairaland they need rehabilitation and reunion with their families na comment no be fight

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Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by Mrprudent(m): 10:08am On Aug 16, 2013
What about our rulers over there? They also portray the charateristic of a Lunatic,they should have fetched them out too. cryWhat about our rulers over there? They also portray the charateristic of a Lunatic,they should have fetched them out too.

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Re: Oyo Government Removes Lunatics From Ibadan Roads by Nobody: 10:11am On Aug 16, 2013
As long as we're talking about real lunatics, no problem. They should be taken off the streets and rehabilitated in a mental institution, not death camps. Most, if not all, the lunatics are their fellow Odua descendants anyway (while beggars and destitutes are a 60/40 arrangement between core north and South West). You would not find an Igbo lunatic or beggar in the dusty streets of Ibadan or anywhere else in the South West for that matter.

As long as they're not illegally arresting petty traders and hustlers trying to eke an honest living and declare them "destitutes" as a ploy to deport them illegally, no problem.

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