Sequel to series of security breaches being experienced in the state in recent times, the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has banned the wearing of facemasks in public places to ensure the proper identification of persons in the state.
Bello who gave the order during a meeting with all first and second-class traditional rulers, including local government council chairmen in the state, which held in Lokoja on Tuesday, also ordered the closure of all brothels harbouring prostitutes in the state,
WhIle ordering the removal and demolition of shanties in Lokoja, Osara, Zango, Itobe, Obajana, and all other areas in the state, The Governor also urged all traditional rulers to guard their domain, ensuring their environment are free from criminal acts.
“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,” He said.
As a way of checkmating criminal activities, Bello told the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Local Government Chairmen, union leaders, and security agencies to meet with tricycle and motorcycle riders for proper documentation.
While admonishing all local government council chairmen and security agencies to continue to do their jobs without fear or favour, Bello sent a strong warning to politicians not to be involved in anything that could disrupt the peace of the people and the security they presently enjoy.
“Let me sound a note of warnings to all politicians irrespective of political persuations to desist from anything that could disrupt the peace we are currently enjoying in the state,” he warned.
He however sympathized with the family of the killed security agents in Ajaojuta Local Government Area last Saturday.