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Gov Yusuf orders Hisbah to go after groups promoting LGBTQ in Kano


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The governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf has ordered the state Hisbah board to probe and go after the promoters of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer, LGBTQ, rights in the state.

Mr Baba Dantiye, the state commissioner for information disclosed this while addressing concerns over the alleged rising activities of same-sex marriage advocates in the state.

He also noted that there were ongoing consultations with religious leaders on how to tackle such activities in the state.

“We discussed this with the governor, and he directed Hisbah to investigate and crack down on them. We will take legal action as appropriate,” he said.

Dantiye said the present administration would not condone any group suspected of promoting and advocating l LGBTQ rights in the state.

Also, speaking on the controversy surrounding the signing of the SAMOA agreement by the federal government, Mr Dantiye said the state government would not accept any agreement that promotes the activities of gays and lesbians, as it contravenes the norms and values of the people of Kano and breaches the state’s moral standards.

He said, “I spoke with the governor, and he expressed his disapproval of the said agreement, even though it has not yet been confirmed. He assured me that there is no room for LGBT activities in Kano.

“As you know, 98% of Kano’s population are Muslims by faith, and our religion is against this immorality, so we can’t accept it.”


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