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Nigeria news: Video centres banned in Sokoto state

Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State on Sunday in Shagari town announced the ban on the operations of all commercial video viewing centres across the state.  “All the centres would be closed down, while defaulters will be prosecuted ,’’ he said

Wamakko said that the action is necessitated by the corrupt tendencies of the youth due to the activities of the centres which showed materials that were contrary to the cultures and norms of the people of the state.

He urged the residents to assist the security agents in ensuring the successful implementation of the ban. “The people should render useful information on the existence of such centres in the areas,’’ he said.

The governor also urged preachers in the state to sensitise the people on how to live according to the tenets of Islam. Wamakko urged them to preach with the fear of God and remember the day of judgment.

He stated that the state government would continue to commit huge resources in the construction, expansion and renovation of both western and Islamiyya schools.