Rano LGA of Kano state has barred men and women from meeting in public places at night.
According to Premium Times, Habibu Faragai, the LGA information officer, said Dahiru Muhammad, the council chairman, announced the new law on Wednesday at a security committee meeting attended by residents and traditional leaders.
Muhammad said the committee had raised the alarm over the high rate of immoral activities among people of opposite genders, including divorcees, in the LGA, adding that the concern guided the council to come up with the new law.
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He said the law was meant to rid the council area of immoral activities occurring during night discussions between persons of opposite sexes.
The council boss said lovers can now only meet during the day to discuss, and therefore directed the state’s Hisbah board and other security agents at the local level to ensure compliance and arrest defaulters.
Also, Mannir Tafida-Abubakar, Rano LGA district head, called on village, ward heads and imams across the council area to ensure compliance with the new law.
Tafida-Abubakar said there are about three major issues bordering on immorality happening in the area which had become a source of concern to residents.
“Parents most welcome the decision and support it. If parents do not cooperate and such things happen again, the affected will face the consequences of their negligence,” he said.
In 2019, the state government banned persons of opposite genders from entering same commercial tricycle.
But Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, suspended the implementation of the law for further review of its practicability.