The Akwa Ibom State government is to shut down lodging and entertainment centres linked to cultism and other criminal activities across the state.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ini Ememobong said this in a statement on Thursday.
Ememobong, in the statement, said the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and security agencies have set up a monitoring team to carry out the order.
According to him, the decisions would be informed by evidence gathering.
“Take notice that the state government will shut down hotels and other entertainment centres linked to cult and criminal activities.
“This decision is informed by credible intelligence that hotel owners and proprietors of entertainment centres have given their premises to cult groups and other criminal gangs to use as their base.
“The Ministry of Culture and Tourism and security agencies have set up a monitoring team to enforce this order.
“The public, especially proprietors of hotels and places of entertainment should take note and act accordingly,” the statement added.