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Edo disclaims widespread anti-prostitution campaign

The Edo State Government has dissociated itself from a viral social media flier linking it to a campaign to “kick-out prostitution from the streets of Edo State.”

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Plans to immortalise late music maestro, Osayomore

The Edo State Government has dissociated itself from a viral social media flier linking it to a campaign to “kick-out prostitution from the streets of Edo State.”

In a statement, yesterday, Commissioner for Physical Planning, Urban and Regional Development, Isoken Omo, said: “The attention of Edo State Government has been drawn to a viral social media flier purportedly signed by the government of Edo State wherein it plans to embark on a campaign to “kick-out prostitution from the streets of Edo State.

“The said flier did not emanate from the government or any of its agencies. In fact, the publication is the handiwork of fraudsters with the intent of swindling unsuspecting members of the public.

“While we urge the public to disregard this false information, the government is working with security agencies in the state to prosecute any individual or group posing as a government official with the guise of defrauding Edo residents within the Benin metropolis.”

MEANWHILE, the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state government will immortalise the late music maestro, Osayomore Joseph.

Obaseki disclosed this, on Wednesday, when he received the family and members of the burial committee for the late Osayomore, who was on a courtesy visit to the Government House in Benin City.

He said: “We will immortalise him as we are going to work on how to do so.

“Osayomore is someone who has influenced our musical and cultural space.

He died at a time when we are rethinking how to use our cultural heritage as a springboard to confront the challenges facing us economically.

“About the same time last year, we also lost Sir Victor Uwaifo, and this year, Osayomore Joseph. This is the time we need them the most to help us define our arts and culture sector.”

“Despite their departure, we still have talented people in the industry and it gives us hope that we can still face our challenges.”

Earlier, Secretary and Vice Chairman of the burial committee, Biodun Eguakhide, commended Obaseki for the support of his administration for the success of the burial.

“Your Excellency, we appreciate your support, contributions and efforts in ensuring a successful and peaceful burial ceremony for the late Osayomore Joseph. We pray to God to strengthen you in the task of governance and nation-building,” he said.