Local Government in Jigawa Bans Opposite Sex from Meeting at Night

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The Kirikasamma Local Government Area of Jigawa State enacted a bye-law banning members of the opposite sex from meeting at night.

The local government said this was due to rampant cases of out of wedlock pregnancy among girls.

The local government information officer, Sanusi Doro, said 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, henceforth, members of the opposite sex (even lovers) found violating the law would be sentenced to six months in prison with an option of 50,000 naira fine.

Mr 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.