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The Government of Imo State has announced a ban on display by masquerades in communities in the Ideato North Local Government Area of the state.
This is contained in a statement addressed to the chairman of Ideato North LGA Council of Traditional Institute and Community Policing, Eze K.N Kanu, by the chairman of the state council of the institute, Eze Emmanuel Okeke.
The statement dated the 1st of December was sighted by our correspondent in Owerri, the state capital on Monday.
The statement titled, Security directive from the chairman, Imo State Council of Traditional Institution and Community Policing read, ‘Considering the security situation in some parts of the state, the state government has directed that all forms of masquerade displays in all communities in your LGA should be suspended forthwith till further notice.’
‘Furthermore, any traditional ruler, or masquerade group in Ideato North LGA that disobeys this directive will face serious sanctions from the state government.
‘Endeavour to make sure every traditional ruler in your Local Government Area complies with this directive.’
In another report, Rt Hon Chike Olemgbe who is the Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, has called on youths to shun acts and conduct, capable of pulling them into trouble with law enforcement operatives or untimely death during the forthcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations.
In a press release, which was sent to The Eastern Updates from the office of his Chief Press Secretary, the Speaker of the 10th Assembly of the legislative arm of Imo State Government, Chike Olemgbe, charged Imo youths to be satisfied with whatever genuine material thing at their disposal.
According to the Speaker of the Imo state legislative house, greed or uncontrollable desire for pleasure leads to temptations that could result in avoidable regrets in life.
He lamented that some persons, particularly the youths, resort to lawless acts during the yuletide, to either amass wealth or impress their relations, only to end up in sorrow.