The Rano Local Government Area of Kano State, on Wednesday, August 25, enacted a bye-law banning men and women from meeting together in public places at night.
According to authorities in Rano LG in Kano State; this was due to reported cases of immoral activities between girls and boys, including divorcees.
It said lovers can now only meet in the daytime to discuss; based on the information by the local government information officer, Habibu Faragai; released on behalf of the council chairman, Dahiru Muhammad; who announced the law at a security committee meeting attended by residents and traditional leaders.
Muhammad said the committee had raised the alarm over the high rate of immorality in the LGA; adding that the concern guided the council to come up with the new law.
He said the law was meant to sanitise the council area of immoral activities occurring during night discussions between the opposite sex.
The council boss directed the Kano state’s Hisbah board (moral police); as well as other security agents at the local level to ensure compliance and arrest defaulters.
Also, the district Head of Rano, Mannir Tafida-Abubakar, called on the village and ward heads; as well as Imams across the council area to ensure that residents comply with the new law.
Tafida-Abubakar said there are about three major issues bordering on immorality happening in the area; adding that it 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,” the traditional ruler said.
Meanwhile, Adams Oshiomhole, former National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), has stated that he is still an active member of the party, in spite of his removal from office.
Oshiomhole said this when he spoke with newsmen on Saturday, August 28, at the sideline of the fundraising and investiture of Victoria Unuoarumi as the 10th President of Rotary Club of Maitama, Abuja.
He said although an appeal court has voided his removal from office, he has chosen to sleep on his right on the matter.
“The court judgement was delivered on July 2, 2020, about two weeks after I was removed from office. I decided to make it public because
“I saw many commentaries suggesting that people were not aware that the case was dismissed. It was over a year that the case was dismissed,” Oshiomhole who was also the chairman of the event said.