As part of efforts to secure lives and properties in the state, the Katsina State Government has barred all forms of large religious, social, and other forms of night gatherings in the state.
The Commissioner for Information and Culture, Malam Bala Salisu-Zango, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday in Katsina.
He said that “this ban includes large religious and social public gatherings except for obligatory prayers.”
For such gatherings to take place in the daytime, the commissioner said permission must be obtained from the appropriate quarters.
“When it becomes necessary to hold the gathering, permission must be sought from the Police Divisional Officer within the local government area where the gathering will occur.
“This announcement is in the best public interest and safety,” he said.
Malam Bala Salisu-Zango emphasised that the ban took immediate effect as he called on good people of the state to adhere to the directives or face the full weight of the law.