As part of efforts to reduce the rate of broken homes in the state, the Kano State government will soon enact a law to check divorce in the state, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said.
Speaking with officials of the state Hisbah Board, Kano State Road Transport Agency (KAROTA), vigilante groups and Civil Society Organizations, the governor said the law was necessary to curtail the growing number of divorce cases in the state. “The increase in divorce cases in the state is worrisome and government will take appropriate action to stop it,” he said.
He directed the state Hisbah Board to discuss the issue with Islamic scholars and Islamic students so that they can advise the state government on how the law can be implemented and who to implement it.
Ganduje said Hisbah officials, VIOs and vigilante members will be trained at the Kano Security Institute, Gabasawa. Earlier in his address, Commander General, Hisbah Board, Malam Aminu Daurawa, said they have so far settled 20,000 disputes, re-married 4,900 widows and facilitated 2,300 converts to Islam in the past four years.