GWR: Ekiti govt bans planned 72-hour kiss-a-thon billed to start on Friday

In a surprising turn of events, the Ekiti State government has taken a decisive stance by announcing the ban of an upcoming three-day kissing marathon, which was scheduled to commence this Friday.

A group, Sugartee, released a promotional advert and disclosed that on 7th of July, they will be embarking on the longest kissing session in a popular amusement park in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

According to the tourism ministry, the proposed event tagged as the ‘Kiss-a-thon’ had the potential to damage the reputation of the state.

The statement reads;

“Kiss-a-thon” as an event is not only absurd, unhealthy, immoral and capable of denigrating the image of the state, it is a programme that runs counter to the values of the people of the state and therefore capable of plunging our Youths morally backwards.

In view of the foregoing, the Ministry of Arts, Culture and Tourism hereby prohibits the hosting of such event or any other events like it in any facility that wishes to continue to operate lawfully in Ekiti State.

To the above, you are hereby requested to convey the content of this Notice to the members of Ekiti State Hoteliers’ Association to effectively monitor their outlets against being used negatively to cause embarrassment to the Government and People of Ekiti State.

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