Breaking News: Presidency Postpones Valentine’s Day Celebration

Celebrations of love code-named Valentine’s Day has been postponed indefinitely in Nigeria. The Minister of Internal Affairs, Abba Moro dropped the hint this morning in a nationwide broadcast. The minister said it was part of the resolutions arrived at during the Federal Executive Council meeting held late last night in Abuja.
He further explained that the decision to shift the Valentin:s Day celebrations was born out of the need to be in tune with the mood of the nation and show of solidarity for the Nigerian troops facing fire in the war front against Boko Haram. The controversial Moro noted that it would be unfair on the young Nigerian soldiers and officers on the battle ground in Sambisa while their compatriots are making merriment and jollification under the guise of Valentin’s Day. The Street Journal also that government took the decision to stem the tide of unwanted pregnancies that usually follow the celebrations year in year out. According to statistics released by the government, no fewer than 250,000 unwanted pregnancies were delivered in November 2014, a development traced to the Valentine’s Day celebration romance in 2014, most of which were illicit. ”We don’t want such unwanted babies that would pose a great danger to our society in the near future”. the minister was quoted as saying in the broadcast.
Abba Moro
The minister however, added that the decision was also in the interest of those beleaguered young men who had no plan for the expected expenses that go along with the celebrations because of the prior presidential election that initially was scheduled to hold today. ”Many of our young men who are usually the victims of Valentine’s Day were not psychologically and economically prepared for this year’s celebration because of the elections that were initially expected to hold today”, he said
According to him, stiff penalty awaits anybody that flouts the order, stressing that a new date would be announced soon when Nigerians would be free to celebrate lover’s day.
Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia
(If you believe this story, then you can believe the tale that your great-grand mother died a virgin)

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