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EDO: Ban on the Use of Public Schools For Social Event Attracts Reactions

Edo State Commissioner for Communications and Orientation, Paul Ohonbamu has shed more light on the ban on use of government schools and streets for holding social ceremonies in Edo State.

Deborah Ogbeifun reports that members of the public in Benin who commented on the development were divergent in their reactions.

Commenting on the ban on use of public schools and streets for ceremonies in the state, Edo State Commissioner for Communications and Orientation, Paul Ohonbamu said the ban became necessary to address the problem associated with the usage of government facilities for social events, which he said had defaced educational infrastructure in the state.

He advised celebrants to go for other alternatives to avoid being sanctioned.

Reacting to the development some members of the public while applauding the state government for banning social events on streets, however expressed some reservations on the ban on use of public school for social events, especially now that economic recession in Nigeria is biting harder.

They said renting of event centers could be expensive for an average Nigerian and appealed to the state government to provide alternatives for people holding events.

Going by the development, all public schools in the state are now a no-go area for social ceremonies.

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