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Under the guidance of the PDP, an estimated N400 billion, or the equivalent of $4.6 billion, in purchasing power parity, representing 39 per cent of the combined federal and state education budgets in 2016, was paid out as bribes to public officials in Nigeria annually. A new report released by the National Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime revealed this last week.

But on August 2, the Edo State Government released a press statement, signed by the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Hon. Paul Ohonbamu, announcing the immediate ban of the use of public school premises, roads and other public places for social events. The rationale for the ban, the government said, was that the act is detrimental to the advancement of learning and the overall development of children who are forced to cope with the adverse after effect of this practice.