This is a warning and one that should be taken seriously by residents of Edo state.

Using the premises of public schools, roads and other public places for social events is now prohibited.

And the state government has vowed that violation of the ban in any form would not be tolerated.

Relevant state agencies have been put on standby to enforce the law.

A statement by the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Mr Paul Ohonbamu, reads:

“By our ancestry as Edo people, we have always shown the example of public order and decency which others have emulated over the years.

“This administration is determined to make Edo a model of magnificence and beauty once again.”

So, for that next wedding or burial... stay in doors.