Rano Local Government Area of Kano State has announced a new law which bans men and women from meeting together in public places at night due to the high rate of immorality between girls and boys, including divorcees in the local government area.
The announcement was made on Wednesday by the local government information officer, Habibu Faragai, the council chairman, Dahiru Muhammad, at a security committee meeting attended by residents and traditional leaders.
Muhammad said the committee had raised alarm over the high rate of immorality in the LGA, adding that lovers can now only meet at day time to discuss. He said the law was meant to sanitise the council area of immoral activities during night discussions between the opposite sex.
The council chairman also directed the state’s Hisbah board (moral police) and other security agents in the LGA to ensure compliance and arrest defaulters while the district Head of Rano, Mannir Tafida-Abubakar, called on village ward heads and Imams across the council area to ensure that residents comply with the new law.
The district head, Tafida-Abubakar said there are about three major issues bordering on immorality happening in the area which had become a source of worry to residents.
He said, “Parents most welcome the decision and support it. If parents do not cooperate and such things happen again, the affected people will face the consequences of their negligence.”
The Kano State government had in 2019, banned opposite sex from boarding the same commercial tricycles.