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Monday, June 19, 2017

New Sokoto Law -No Mosquito Net, No Wedding

An upcoming law in Sokoto state will mandate potential suitors to add insecticide-treated mosquito nets to the brideprice they pay before getting married.



The couple will also have to undergo testing for sickle cell gene and enrol for a state community contributory health scheme to reduce the cost of medical treatment, according to the law.

Sokoto health commissioner Balarabe Kakale said the law makes it compulsory for couples to undergo testing for HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B.

The state health ministry is to sponsor a private bill before Sokoto legislature.

But that will not come until a seminar agrees on the position of the law, Islam, and culture on premarital testing.

Kakale said the measures were meant to reduce the menace of the diseases in Sokoto
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from dailytrust

10 comments:

  1. Lol.Each state has its own drama.

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  2. Islam and culture will trump the law.

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  3. Them no get work. Poverty is worse than malaria.

    No be who get work dey buy mosquito net?

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  4. Gaskia.. This is becoming real.

    Northern part has r highest rate of diseases.

    Allah ye tema ka



    Mc pinky

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  5. Nice move. What happens if either one of them tests positive for HIV or hepatitis? Hmmm

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  6. Wonderfu. It is good so that sicknesses can be reduced because these people dem caryy better sickness

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  7. Lol.I hope whoever initiated this idea will monitoring to couples to ensure they use the nets. mtsshw

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