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National Orientation Agency FG issues warning on the use of ornaments abroad

The federal government stated that one Chief Joseph Chukwulobelo was recently arrested by Kenyan authorities for wearing an ornament made of Ivory.

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National Orientation Agency, NOA

(The Eagle Online)

The federal government has issued a note of warning to Nigerians on the use ornaments irrespective of their symbolism in order to avoid embarrassment while in other countries.

The Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Garba Abari said the agency was mandated by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to raise public awareness following the unpleasant experiences of some Nigerians who travel to other countries on account of some of their ornaments which which are prohibited in other countries.

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In particular, one Chief Joseph Chukwulobelu, who was recently arrested and detained by Kenyan authorities at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi for wearing a bangle made of ivory which symbolized his status as a traditional chief in Nigeria.

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