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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has banned the wearing of facemasks in the public to help with the identification of people in the State.
This was disclosed during an emergency security meeting held in Lokoja on Tuesday.
The governor issued the directive during a meeting with traditional rulers, and local government council chairmen in the State.
He tasked traditional rulers to take charge of looking out for their locality, ensuring the safety and peace of the people.
He said, “Ensuring peaceful coexistence in your domain is your exclusive responsibility. You have the exclusive responsibility to ensure that all nooks and crannies of your areas are free from criminality of all sorts.”
Bello gave an order for the closure of all brothels harbouring prostitutes in the state.
He also mandated the proper documentation of motorcycle riders in the State.
The governor also ordered the removal and demolition of shanties in Lokoja, Osara, Zango, Itobe, Obajana, and all other areas in the state.
He added, “Let me sound a note of warnings to all politicians irrespective of political persuasions to desist from anything that could disrupt the peace we are currently enjoying in the state.”