In a bid to ensure public safety and prevent chaos during the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations in Kwara State, the Police Command has announced a ban on the sale of sachet water and the use of praise singers on prayer grounds. This move is aimed at reducing the risks of stampedes and potential health hazards resulting from the indiscriminate sale of sachet water.
Ban on Sachet Water
The sale of sachet water, popularly known as “pure water,” has been prohibited on prayer grounds during the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations. This ban is a result of the increasing concerns about the spread of waterborne diseases and the littering of the environment with plastic waste. The police are urging the public to cooperate in adhering to this directive to avoid any possible health risks that could arise.
Ban on Praise Singers
Praise singers, also known as “Alajijes,” have been banned from prayer grounds in Kwara State during the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations. This measure is aimed at reducing the noise pollution in the area, which can be a distraction during prayers. According to the police, the use of loudspeakers and other sound amplifying equipment will also be monitored to prevent any disturbance of public peace during the celebrations.
The Kwara State Police Command is reassuring the public of its commitment to providing adequate security during the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations. The Command has urged the citizens to comply with the ban on sachet water and the use of praise singers during the prayers to ensure a peaceful and successful celebration. The Command has threatened to arrest anyone found flouting the directives.
In conclusion, the ban on sachet water and praise singers during the Eid-el-Fitr prayers is a necessary step towards ensuring public safety and preventing unnecessary disturbances during the celebration. The Police Command is calling on everyone to cooperate and comply with the ban to ensure a peaceful and successful celebration.