Men and women banned from meeting at night in Jigawa local govt

Men and women banned from meeting at night in Jigawa local govt lailasnews

Men and women have been banned from meeting at night in, Kirikasamma Local Government Area of Jigawa State, after the bye-law was signed on Monday.

According to Premium Times, the measure was taken due to the rampant cases of out of wedlock pregnancy among girls.

The council chairman, Salisu Kubayo, signed the law after ten councilors of the local government area unanimously agreed to it during a council meeting.

According to the new law, men and women (even lovers) found violating the law would be sentenced to six months in prison with an option of N50,000 fine.

The local government information officer, Sanusi Doro, said true lovers can only meet during the day to discuss. The signing of the law was done in a ceremony widely attended by residents of the area including the chief imam of the community.

Also at the event, the Chief Imam of Kirikasamma local government, Ali Liman, lamented the alien tradition of boys and girls frequently partying at various locations in the council area. He said this has resulted in many immoral activities between the opposite genders.

Mr Liman commended the council chairman on the new law. He said it would help in addressing the social vices which have become a nightmare for parents in the council area.

Jigawa, in North-western Nigeria, like most parts of the region, is a largely conservative state whose residents are predominantly Muslims.

The new law in the Jigawa council area comes days after Kano State banned members of the opposite sex from boarding the same commercial tricycles.

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