By: Emmanuel Nlewedum
The people of Bua-Boue kingdom in Khana local government area of Rivers State have been warned against flouting the Rivers State government’s order on social gathering and other preventive measures put in place to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state.
Paramount Ruler of Bua-Boue, HRH Mene Taalor Tornwe in a chat with PH SPECTATOR warned that anyone caught flouting the order against social gathering in the area by going ahead with the already suspended 2020 Yormii Festival will be handed over to security agencies and made to face the law.
PH Spectator recalls that the monarch had announced suspension of all social gathering and celebration in the entire Bua-Boue including this year’s Yormii festival.
The traditional ruler who said the decision to suspend the festival was not intended to hurt the people, stressed that it was in compliance with the Rivers State government’s directives to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I had a meeting with all the paramount rulers in all the communities that make Bua-Boue kingdom and they all agreed that this year’s Yormii festival will be suspended, including every other social gatherings in compliance with directives and order of the Rivers State government against social gatherings to curtail the spread of Covid-19. And Yormii festival is one gathering that pulls alot of crowd.
“So, I am warning all the communities in Bua-Boue Kingdom especially the youths not to go ahead with this year’s Yormii festival or hold any other gathering against government’s directives, as anyone flouting the orders will be handed over to security operatives and be made to face the law.