The Kwara State police command has lifted the temporary ban on rallies and processions imposed on the State on Wednesday.
The State Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama, announced this in a statement issued in Ilorin on Saturday by the spokesman of the command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi.
The police explained that the ban was to prevent criminal elements from taking advantage of the ongoing naira swap and fuel crises across the country.
The command commended the good people of Kwara State for their determination to work with security agencies to deepen the peace and harmony Kwara State is known for, regardless of the inconveniences attached thereto.
“This press release is to inform the public that their cooperation and strict compliance with the order of temporarily banning rallies and processions in the State has helped the command in quickly preventing criminal elements from taking advantage of the fuel and Naira note swap challenges.
“Consequently, the command wishes to lift the imposed ban on rallies and processions in the State as all necessary security arrangements have been put in place across the State to forestall any security breach, now, during, and after the general elections,” the statement stated.
The command affirmed its full readiness to continue to discharge her constitutionally assigned duty of protecting the lives and property of citizens and residents alike.