Men and women have been banned from meeting in public places at night by Chairman ofÂ Rano LGA of Kano state.
Habibu Faragai, the LGA information officer said Chairman of the council Dahiru Muhammad announced the new law on Wednesday August 26 at a security committee meeting attended by residents and traditional leaders.
Premium Times reported that Muhammed came up with the new law after raising anÂ alarm over the high rate of immoral activities among people of opposite genders, including divorcees.
Noting that the new law isÂ meant to rid the council area of immoral activities occurring during night discussions between persons of opposite sexes, he stated thatÂ lovers can now only meet during the day to discuss.
The stateâ€™s Hisbah board and other security agents at the local level, have been ordered to ensure compliance and arrest defaulters.
Mannir Tafida-Abubakar, Rano LGA district head who also askedÂ village heads, ward heads and imams across the council area to ensure compliance with the new law, added thatÂ there are about three major issues bordering on immorality happening in the area which had become a source of concern to residents.
â€œParents 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."