Governor Rochas Okorocha of Nigeria’s Imo state has ordered the immediate closure of nudity clubs in the state, describing their existence as "strange and devilish".
Okorocha, who gave the order in Owerri on Wednesday at the end of the meeting of the state Security Council, said that the operation of nudity clubs debased Igbo culture. He said that such clubs had compounded the eroding morality of the youths and warned that the government would no longer condone their destructive activities.
Many nudity clubs are operating in the state capital.
The governor also banned under-age persons from attending night clubs in the state and warned that any club found admitting such persons or selling alcoholic drinks to them would be closed down permanently.
The governor also ordered the demolition of a house in Oru East Local Government Area and a filling station in Mbaitoli Local Government Area allegedly owned by kidnappers. Okorocha warned that government was determined to stamp out kidnapping in the state.
He also warned owners of uncompleted buildings in the state to clean and secure them to avoid their being used as hideouts by criminals.
The governor decried the upsurge of secret cults in some secondary schools in the state and warned student cult members that government was poised to deal with them.
He expressed concern over the increase in child trafficking in the state and said that government had taken steps with the security agencies to check the trend.
What do you think of such governance? Will those strict measures be effective?