Kano debunks alleged plan to ban women from driving
By Tajudeen Alao
There are no plans by the Kano State government to ban women from driving, authorities in the Northern State said on Thursday.
The media was filled with reports midweek that the Kano State Government has approved ban on female driving in the traditionally Islamic State.
In a statement on Thursday made available to Irohinoodua, the Kano State Government said the widely reported information was false.
The State Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba in a press statement dismissed the report as mere fabrication.
The Commissioner said “The trending story lacks any credibility and that is why it is wholly attributed to a source that cannot be substantiated,” it added.
Malam Garba said the state government can only make such laws through the State House of Assembly adding that such has not been done.
He cited the case of Saudi Arabia that listed the ban on female driving adding that Kano cannot set laws against the wish of the people and the popular trend in the renown Islamic cities.
“It was interesting that some of the scholars quoted to have backed the alleged ban have already dissociated themselves from the report,” he said.
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