Kwara State Government Suspends 2021 Durbar Festival
Kwara State Government has suspended the annual Durbar earlier scheduled for today, 21 July 2021.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communications, Hajia Rabiat Mopelola Abdulrahman on Tuesday night in a statement cited insecurity concerns.
She noted that the suspension though painful “given our people’s attachment to it and government’s investments to promote this colourful cultural heritage, follows a police intelligence report which indicated that some forces plan to use the boisterous nature of the cultural event to instigate a breakdown of law and order in the State.”
Such a situation, she noted, complicates national security challenges.
“Government reiterates its commitment to the protection of lives and property of all residents of the state, as that is its primary obligation.
“We urge all residents of the state to continue to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies.
“The government once again congratulates Kwarans on the Eid-ul-Kabir celebrations and bids everyone many blessed Eid in the coming years,” she added.