We Have Not Banned Women From Driving, It Is A Fallacy — Kano Government

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Kano rebuts trending story on women driving ban

The Kano state government has described as mischievous a trending story on social media platforms on a plan to officially disallow women regardless of any faith from getting behind the wheel, Njenje Media News reports.

The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, while making the clarification in a statement issued on Thursday, said government had at no time imagined the ban.

He said the story, which could not be traced to any credible source, was nothing but the imaginary thinking of the authors.

“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 pointed out that if at all there was such plan, the state government does not have to be involved in any secretive meeting to decide on a critical issue that has to do its teeming populace.

The commissioner stated further that even Saudi Arabia which for decades had laws that sanctioned women from driving has, after all, lifted the ban in 2018.

He said it was interesting that some of the scholars quoted to have supported the alleged ban have already dissociated themselves from the story.

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